local support

This is a form for existing members of Canterbury Beekeepers to sign up to participate in Neighbourhood Groups and/or our mentoring scheme.

  • this should be a number you are happy to share with other members of Canterbury Beekeepers
  • Mentoring

    A mentor should provide a first port of call for advice and support to a beginner beekeeper. Most of our beginners will not have bees at the start so will need to get experience handling bees. Once keeping their own bees most help will probably be just phone or email support with occasional visits.

    Mentors should have at least two years’ experience and be reasonably confident in what they do. However, you do not have to be an expert, just able to help those who know less than you.

  • Neighbourhood Groups

    Currently we support beekeepers by providing neighbourhood groups in a few areas.  At its simplest, a neighbourhood group could just be 2 beekeepers who meet in an apiary to compare notes.  Other groups like to get together in a place where beverages are served. It's up to the group.

    We would like to extend these throughout the range of Canterbury Beekeepers, to provide practical support, whether in times of successful harvest, or in moments of panic or crisis. Please indicate your interest in participating by selecting a close neighbourhood group. Those that continue are marked as such. Others will form depending on interest and willingness to self-organise

  • General Data Protection Regulations

    To comply with the new GDPR we need to get your consent to use the information you provide on this form. Kent Beekeepers Association (Canterbury Branch) will use this information to manage our neighbourhood group and mentor program, and will share it with other members of our branch.
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