Welcome to the pages of the Canterbury Beekeepers, a branch of the Kent Beekeepers’ Association. Have a look around the site to learn more about us. We exist for all those who are interested in Beekeeping, honey and other products from the hive. We have members in Canterbury and the surrounding East Kent Area including the Elham Valley. Some of us have just one hive, others have dozens.
For help and advice regarding swarms of bees, see our Swarms page. Government guidance allows us to collect swarms during the “Stay Home”/”Stay Alert” phases of lockdown, provided that we maintain physical distancing.
We welcome new members – if you are interested and you want to learn more about beekeeping visit one of our indoor or outdoor meetings, or read more at our getting started page. We are always willing to talk to prospective beekeepers, and you should contact us first via this page.
Our apiary meetings, and meet-the-public events can be found on the events page. Inevitably these are suspended due to the CoVID-19 pandemic social distancing restrictions.
Introduction to Beekeeping Course
To join a waitlist for a possible course later in the year, please go to the getting started page. Beginners are always welcome to join us at our monthly indoor meetings through the winter – though whether these will be in-person, or electronically hosted, remains to be seen.
Chairman – Michael Roberts
Secretary – Adrian Davis
Treasurer/Membership – Joan McAllister
Committee Members – Stuart Andrews, Julian Audsley, David Cockburn, Simon Daniell, Magdalene Mei Halkes, Dougal Hendry, Janet McDonald, Maggie McKenzie, Jan Soetaert
Kent BKA council reps – David Cockburn, Dougal Hendry
All members – you should be able to login to get more features from the site. If you have any problems, contact the webadmin using this contact form.
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