• 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?


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.


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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

21 Oct 2019 | 8:04 pm

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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Second Asian Hornet nest found and destroyed near Christchuch, Dorset

Posted on 11 October 2019 | 1:48 pm

A second Asian Hornet nest was destroyed near Christchurch, Dorset on Friday 11th October. It is likely to be a primary nest, related to the nest destroyed the previous week. Genetic analysis will be carried out to investigate relatedness between the nests.

We continue to ask beekeepers and the general public to remain vigilant and report any suspect sightings using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’, by filling out an online report form or by emailing alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk.

Asian Hornet confirmed near Christchurch, Dorset

Posted on 7 October 2019 | 1:48 pm

On Friday 4th October a nest was destroyed following the confirmed sighting of an Asian hornet near Christchurch, Dorset after it was reported by a member of the public.

We continue to ask beekeepers and the general public to remain vigilant and report suspect sightings using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’, by filling out an online report form or by emailing alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk .

Further information can be found here.

Update on Small hive beetle in Italy

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 1:48 pm

Following the new case of Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) confirmed in June in the province of Syracuse in Sicily the European Commission published safeguard measures on Tuesday 10th September. Further details of the surveillance in Italy can be found on the Italian National Reference Laboratory website.

UK authorities remain active in preparing and monitoring for the Small hive beetle and this summer a contingency training exercise was run by the National Bee Unit (NBU) in Wales with the Welsh Government to train Inspectors on plans and protocols.

Bees in the Curriculum

Posted on 20 November 2019 | 3:34 pm

Everybody seems to care about bees these days but how much do we really know and understand? Written for Key Stages 1 and 2, this teachers pack is a neat introduction to Bees and Minibeasts, Bee Products, The Beekeeper and Pollination.  The online pdf resources pack has three sections containing many usable worksheets. The headings are; Understanding the world, Science, Science and the environment.  We have used scientific section headings for usability. This doesn’t mean a waggle dance could not be a PE lesson, or label design couldn’t become an art class! Do remember you have to be a BBKA member -  this is open to all schools members and all full members of the BBKA. If you haven’t already, please get in touch with your local branch/ association to become a schools member Once registered on the Bees in the Curriculum website then your membership can be validated and then you can log in to Bees ...

Project: Bees in Schools

Posted on 20 November 2019 | 3:22 pm

Beekeeping can be of huge benefit to your school's attainment levels and it is worth the push! Yvonne Kilvington, of Ashbrow School in Huddersfield, beekeeper and school employee has kept bees onsite for the last 7 years. Her children; develop confidence and self-esteem through a variety of outdoor learning experiences, and being with the bees is one of them. A variety of activities outside the classroom can help expel physical energy, help with self control and allow children the opportunity to work together as a team, thus developing positive relationships with themselves and others. I can remember one young man who's confidence in the classroom was pretty low, but by spending time outside with the bees, over a number of weeks, his confidence went through the roof and had an huge impact on his work inside school. He felt good about himself as he achieved things he thought he never would, and this is very much the case with a lot of children. Watch this wonderful video s...

ADM 2020 - 10.30am, Saturday 11th January 2020 at Myton School, Warwick, CV34 6PJ

Posted on 20 November 2019 | 11:44 am

Delegate Pack for the ADM - 11 January 2020 1.  Index to Pack 2.  Section 1 - Standing Orders & Governance 3.  Section 2 - Finance Reports 4.  Management Accounts & Budget 5. Section 3 - Nominations & Propositions 6.  Background information on Apimondia & CONBA 7.  BBKA registered Incorporated Charity No. 1185343 Constitution 8.  Annex C to the constitution - Dispute Resolution Policy 9.  Delegate Expenses Claim Form 10. ADM Delegates' Expenses Policy 11. Proxy voting form will be available shortly. Notification Documents for 2020 ADM uploaded 14th August 2019 Notification letter  from Stephen Barnes, Chair of Standing Orders & Governance Committee Guidelines for completing Nominations & Propositions Trustee Nomination Form President Nomination Form Examination Board Member Nomination Form Proposition Form What does being a Trustee of the BBKA involve? Delegate Nomination Form ...