• Welcome to the Yalding & District Beekeepers

  • Interested in the facinating world of Bees ?

  • Wondered what these boxes are in the countryside ?

  • Or have you found a swarm?

  • Then, why not contact us?

It is with regret that Yalding & District Beekeepers is no longer an active club and has now closed. However, the good news is that our associate club Laddingford & District Beekeepers is thriving so can I suggest that you visit their website at www.laddingfordbeekeepers.co.uk where you will find all the up to date information you may need. If you require any specific information that you cannot access on their website then please contact the Chair, Marilyn Taylor at chair@laddingfordbeekeepers.co.uk and she will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.


Membership to Yalding and District Beekeeping Club has many advantages, read more here.


The branch meets each month, throughout the year. Click here to find out more.


Have you found a swarm and you need help?


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Latest News

Invasive species: MPs call for a million people's help

26 Oct 2019 | 9:35 pm

More than a million volunteers are needed to tackle the spread of invasive non-native species in the UK, MPs say.

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The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

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A slew of factors—its acidity, its lack of water and the presence of hydrogen peroxide—work in perfect harmony, allowing the sticky treat to last forever.

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LEGO Beehive

13 Sep 2019 | 11:11 pm

Real hive built from LEGO

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Smarter Rules for Safer Food - Official Controls Regulation

Posted on 24 January 2020 | 12:00 am

DO YOU IMPORT BEES? Please read the below factsheet on what you need to do to prepare.

The new Official Controls Regulation (OCR) will apply directly to the UK from 14th December 2019. Please read the OCR Factsheet for further information.

Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancy - Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Merthyr Tydfil area

Posted on 11 December 2019 | 12:00 am

The National Bee Unit has a vacancy for a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) in the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Merthyr Tydfil area. If you are interested in applying for the job, please follow this link.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Frank Gellatly (Regional Bee Inspector for Wales) - 01267 202 732/07775 119 480 - francis.gellatly@apha.gov.uk


Mae gan Yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol swydd wag ar gyfer Arolygydd Gwenyn Tymhorol (SBI) yn ardalAbertawe, Castell-Nedd Port Talbot, Merthyr Tudful. Os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn gwneud cais ar gyfer y swydd, dilynwch y ddolen ganlynol.

Os bydd gennych unrhyw gwestiynau ynglyn â'r swydd, cysylltwch â Frank Gellatly (Arolygydd Gwenyn Rhanbarthol Cymru) - 01267 202732 / 07775 119480 - francis.gellatly@apha.gov.uk

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Posted on 4 December 2019 | 12:00 am

The RSS news feed issue has been resolved - apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Bargains at the Spring Convention

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 12:31 pm

The Spring Convention Trade Show is a wonderful place to shop for beekeeping bargains. Many of the bee companies offer special discounts for Spring Convention purchases which means you save lots of money on your equipment. See the main page of FAQ about the BBKA Spring Convention for info about location and dates It's a wonderful opportunity to have the chance to look at new equipment too, and to meet the lovely staff from these shops who package up your orders.  If you're new to beekeeping then it is an opportunity to look at bee hives and make decisions about what sort you'd like to work with.  If you pre-order from suppliers you can meet them at their pick up points to collect your orders.  You will need a wristband to enter the trade show, you can buy this at the reception on arrival.  Trade Show (Saturday) Only Wristband is JUST £5 On-The-Day - no advance purchase needed What companies are selling equipment at the BBKA Spring Convention Trade Show...

Spring Convention 2020

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 11:00 am

BBKA 2020 Spring Convention Build your own hive on Saturday 4th - CW28 Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 April 2020 The Beekeeping Event of the Year! 20+ Lectures; 50+ Workshops & Seminars for all levels of beekeeping experience including BBKA Funded Research Session Friday Large Trade Show Saturday  ♦ Not for Profit Exhibitors Friday and Saturday Excellent facilities; great value catering and accommodation available Click on the BLUE links below for more information Download the Full Programme or FAQS Read How to Book using the web-based system. Book Now for wristbands, workshops & seminars, accommodation & dinners Details of the Lecture Programme are hereClick for the three day Events Schedules Workshops & Seminars information is here;&nbs...

BBKA 2020 Spring Convention FAQ

Posted on 29 January 2020 | 10:59 am

Frequently Asked Questions Please check these FAQs for answers.  If the information you seek isn’t here, there is further information in the Convention Programme, available now.  Where and when is the Convention? The Convention is held at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB; 3rd – 5th April 2020, with a Welcome dinner at 7pm on Thursday 2nd.  There is additional Accommodation at Priorslee, Telford TF2 9NT   When is the Tradeshow? The Commercial Tradeshow is on Saturday 4th only: 08.30 – 16.30. There is a Not-for-Profit Exhibition on both Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th. Find out more about the trade show on the Bargains at the Spring Convention page   When are online bookings open? From noon on 13th January until 3rd February (for accommodation), until 24th March for most other items, or until individual workshops, dinners, etc are full.  After 24th March, wristband tickets cannot be booked until Thursday 2nd April af...