• 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

Honey Bees Make Honey ... and Bread?

16 May 2019 | 8:25 am

Great article on honey bees and pollen

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Tunbridge Wells insecticide pollution traced to sewage plant

30 Jan 2019 | 7:31 pm

Most beekeepers are well aware of the threat pesticides pose for pollinators but here is a local story of pesticide pollution from a source that certainly surprised me.

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Swarms of honeybees

Posted on 29 May 2019 | 9:00 pm

The National Bee Unit has been receiving a large amount of calls regarding honey bee swarms. Please note that we do not deal with swarms, however, you may find the following advice useful in re-directing your enquiry:

First of all it is important to establish what sort of insect it is. Usually, beekeepers are only willing to assist with honey bees. The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) website holds list of volunteer Swarm Collectors and has a very useful identification and guidance page.

E-Learning Module - Technical Issues

Posted on 27 May 2019 | 9:00 pm

Please note we are experiencing technical issues with our online e-learning courses when using Internet Explorer.

This has been reported to IT and is under investigation.

Please accept our apologies for this, in the meantime, the courses can be still be accessed using Chrome or FireFox.

RESOLVED: Email Issues

Posted on 23 May 2019 | 9:00 pm

*** RESOLVED ***

Updated: 28/05/2019 - This issue is now resolved.

Please be aware we are currently experiencing issues with emails to nbu@apha.gov.uk

In the interim, please direct email correspondence to nbuoffice@apha.gov.uk

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Apiary and Education

Posted on 19 June 2019 | 7:50 pm

Our Apiary will be a live resource for learning about the environment and pollinators Our plans include a wildlife pond for frogs and newts and as a source of water for the bees complete redesign of planting to include maximum forage throughout as much of the year as possible  accessible for the elderly and those in wheelchairs sensory garden building with a glass or Perspex panel so those either allergic to, or scared of bees, can still see them up close Alongside all this fantastic work outside... We will welcome schools and community groups onsite and make a shared learning space of our hall. We will change the access route to larger groups and have disabled toilets installed. With this in place we will be in better stead to teach all sorts of different groups about the importance of bees, food security and the environment.

BBKA Membership renewal (British)

Posted on 19 June 2019 | 5:56 pm


BBKA Membership new (British)

Posted on 19 June 2019 | 3:05 pm