The branch primarily serves the areas between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, and centres around Yalding. However, we are happy to welcome members from anywhere.
Whether you are a life-long beekeeper with 40 hives in your apiary, a new beekeeper with a single hive at the end of your garden, or just someone interested in the fascinating practice of beekeeping, we would encourage you to join our branch. Equally, we aren't fussed about what type of hive you have - the more the merrier! Whether you're running a 35 year-old National, which is made more of repairs than original wood, or sporting the latest in polystyrene or plastic beehives, we welcome you, whole-heartedly! We pride ourselves on our "inclusivity"!
Knowing the secret beekeepers handshake is not necessary - a friendly disposition and good sense of humour is all that is generally required !
Join us at one of our events We welcome members and non-members alike along to the majority of our events. Have a look at our Meetings / Events page for more information on forthcoming events.
Yalding Beekeepers is a branch of the Kent Beekeepers Association, which is affiliated with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), and as such, members will receive the important Bee Disease Insurance (BDI) for up to 3 hives as standard (small additional fees apply for more), the monthly BBKA newsletter, as well as representation at both a national and international level.
You are also welcome to attend the meetings and events of any of the Kent groups.