• 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.


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

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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RSS Feed - Issue Resolved

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 12:00 am

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

2019 Hive Count

Posted on 2 December 2019 | 12:00 am

Don’t forget we need you to update your colony records on BeeBase by 31st December. You can do this by clicking this link to update your Hive Count: https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/secure/beekeeper/hiveCensus.cfm

More details of this project, its importance and why we need your help can be found on the Hive Count page of BeeBase.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at Hive.Count@apha.gov.uk

Second Asian Hornet nest found and destroyed near Christchuch, Dorset

Posted on 11 October 2019 | 12:00 am

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.

BeeBase - NBU registration scheme

Posted on 6 December 2019 | 3:19 pm

Why join Beebase? BeeBase is full of useful information including: Advice for Beekeepers Apiary Inspections & Training Bee Pests, Diseases & Maps Consumer & Environmental Protection Hive Count Legislation, Imports and Exports Medicines Publications Research and Development Image Gallery Varroa calculator to work out if you need to treat for varroa E-training on Honey Bee Pests, Diseases and Viruses Join BeeBase here for free By signing up to BeeBase as a Beekeeper you can then take advantage of the free services the NBU offer.  Their website is packed with useful information, documents and downloads.  If you have any disease concerns you can contact your Regional or Seasonal bee inspector and they can visit your hives. No charge is made for an apiary visit by a fully qualified Bee-inspector. The inspector will check for signs of disease or pests, and will provide you with help and advice on good husbandry, a...

ASIAN HORNET  Vespa Velutina nigrithorax CONFERENCE in February - book now

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 3:06 pm

ASIAN HORNET  Vespa Velutina nigrithorax CONFERENCE Please note the venue change. We have changed the venue to accommodate the large number of AHAT team members wishing to attend. It'll be at  Myton School, Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PJ (This is where the ADM is held) 10am-16.00 on Saturday 8th February 2020 This conference is free and for all Asian Hornet Team Leaders or representatives from Area Associations. Initially there will be an opportunity for two representatives from each Association area but if requested more individuals may be able to attend, it is dependent on the maximum numbers in the hall. Regional Bee Inspectors are also invited. The purpose of the conference is to learn more about Asian Hornets and the current research, examine the experience during 2019 and develop a way forward considering  suggestions from those involved in incidents Nigel Semmence, Sandra Gray (NBI) and Belinda Philipson (Defra Policy) will update the conference on the cu...

Find beekeeping near you

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 11:14 am

Local Associations Throughout England there are over 75 local area associations who serve their local community with support and education. Our national network is covered by both Regional and Local Associations who offer support to both the community and individual beekeepers. The majority offer beekeeping experiences and training courses, support local events and sell local honey. Each area offers something unique to their area as well as swarm collection. Whether you are in Northumberland or the Isle of Wight there is a network of support. They will all be able to help you on your way to becoming a successful beekeeper. Find Beekeeping near you If you would like to find out what's on offer in your area, please find links through to our local associations in the map listings below.  Click on the closest Bee for the information you need - you may need to zoom the map out to find one in your area. PLEASE DONATE TO HELP US SUPPORT THIS WORK ...