• 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

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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How does smoke subdue bees?

5 Jan 2019 | 5:07 pm

Is It a Form of Hypnotherapy?

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Scottish Government Vacancy - Lead Bee Inspector

Posted on 28 March 2019 | 11:03 pm

The Scottish Government are currently recruiting for a new Lead Bee Inspector. For further details please see here.

Importing Animals and Animal Products If There’s No Brexit Deal

Posted on 17 February 2019 | 11:03 pm

Defra have published guidance on importing animals, which includes bees, if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The information can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/importing-animals-animal-products-and-high-risk-food-and-feed-not-of-animal-origin-after-eu-exit

Specific honey bee information will be provided on BeeBase as soon as it is available.

Change of Email Address

Posted on 17 February 2019 | 11:03 pm

Please be aware that the National Bee Unit email address has changed to remove the reference to ‘GSI’. Please update your records with immediate effect to use nbu@apha.gov.uk as emails sent to the old address will return invalid.

BBKA Membership new (British)

Posted on 21 April 2019 | 2:45 pm


Apiary and Education

Posted on 21 April 2019 | 12:48 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 April 2019 | 5:53 pm