• 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?


26 Nov 2018

Annual General Meeting

Members only | free

ME18 6JS, Yalding Village Hall

Latest News

YDBK at Waitrose

20 Aug 2018 | 2:52 pm

YDBK will be attending Waitrose at Paddock wood on the 8th September from 10.00am till 4.00pm as part of the ‘Community Matters’ Scheme.

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Northern Regional Bee Inspector Vacancy

Posted on 6 November 2018 | 11:54 pm

A Regional Bee Inspector Vacancy is now live on the Civil Service Jobs website. The area we are recruiting in is:

Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Wirral and Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland (Northern Region) - Please contact the National Bee Inspector Julian Parker if you have any questions about the post. His contact details are as follows:
Email: Julian.Parker@apha.gov.uk
Phone: 07775 119469

The National Hive Count 2018

Posted on 1 November 2018 | 11:54 pm

The 2018 Hive Count launches today (1st November)!

More information can be found here.

This year the emails will be sent out using the Government Notify system and you will receive an email from national.hive.count@notifications.service.gov.uk. Please make a note of this mailbox and mark it as a friendly to prevent it from being blocked by your email provider. Any replies to this mailbox should still reach us directly.

Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancies in Greater London and Co. Durham

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 11:54 pm

Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancies are now live on the Civil Service Jobs website. The areas we are recruiting in are:

Greater London, London, Kent (South Eastern Region) - Please contact the Regional Bee Inspector Sandra Gray if you have any questions about the post. Her contact details are as follows:
Email: Sandra.gray@apha.gov.uk
Phone: 07775119430

Northern Region - Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. (Northern Region) - Please contact the National Bee Inpsector Julian Parker if you have any questions about the post. His contact details are as follows:
Email: Julian.parker@apha.gov.uk
Phone: 07775119469

Kind regards,

National Bee Unit

Gardening for bees

Posted on 12 November 2018 | 3:39 pm

Creating a Perfect Garden for You and the Bees By Sarah Holdsworth, Horticulturist and Devon BKA There is no better model of gardening for wildlife and ourselves, than nature itself. By, essentially, mimicking the best of nature’s symbiotic relationships, we can design our gardens as we would an edible forest garden or permaculture area, reduce the amount of maintenance our garden needs and increase its yields. By planting mainly perennials, including trees and shrubs, and self-sowing annuals, we instantly have the basis for a self-renewing, self-fertilizing and self-maintaining garden. We can reduce or eliminate pest control chemicals by providing food and shelter for birds, animals and insects that will keep insect pests in check without destroying them outright. We can reduce garden maintenance to mulching, some pruning, occasional weeding and minimal pest or disease management. Creating a garden that is perfect for bees and for us entails creating a whole garden eco...

Brownie has raised £85.00 to help the honeybees

Posted on 12 November 2018 | 2:10 pm

Rosie Edmundson, a 9 year old from Bewdley in Worcestershire, has raised the amazing sum of £85 to help the BBKA fund research into how to help honeybees. She’s a keen member of her local Brownie pack and has been very concerned about endangered animals. Rosie and her little sister Last year Rosie raised £96 to help them but this year she has concentrated on honeybees and raised £85! She has been printing her own T-shirts to sell and helped decorate a duck house with bees in a meadow for a competition she entered. The BBKA would like to thank her very much for doing all this - she’s an absolute star! You can see from the pictures how much  she radiates the joy she gets from raising funds for nature and she doesn’t leave her little sister out! You can help us with the work we do by donating via our JustGiving page . Rosie and her t-shirt design and their wonderful duck house Honeybees are under threat Honey bees are under threat and...


Posted on 12 November 2018 | 2:50 am

Help fund our flagship Apiary As part of our vision we are planning to redevelop our Apiary to become a cutting edge learning centre for local schoolchildren and community groups. We need to hire an apiary manager and have commissioned a feasibility study that will help us to determine the best materials for schools and the services we need to deliver them.