Asian Hornet confirmed in Kent

Kay Wreford, our local Seasonal Bee Inspector, has informed our Asian Hornet Action Team (AHAT) today (9th September) that there’s been a confirmed asian hornet report in the Ashford area.   Can we all be extremely vigilant and keep an eye out for hawking in front of hives and spend some time around ivy to spot any possible Asian hornets. TAKE a PICTURE!!! and send it to us (hornet@canterburybeekeepers.org.uk) and /or report it with the AH app on your phone.   Asian hornets are big black things shaped like wasps, but about an inch long … 

There’s lots of information in our September 2019 newsletter:
https://canterburybeekeepers.org.uk/2019/09/september-2019-newsletter/

East Kent Ploughing Match 2019

The East Kent Ploughing Match will be held on 25th September at West Court Farm, Shepherdswell, CT15 5PZ.
Website: https://www.ekpma.co.uk/event

Established for over 70 years in East Kent this popular annual event attracts between 3,000 and 4,500 people each year from the agricultural community as well as all walks of life. The event not only draws tough competition between modern, old and horse drawn ploughs, but is a fantastic outing and educational opportunity.

Canterbury Beekeepers partners with other local associations to run a beekeeping stall, where we sell honey and talk about bees.  The enthusiast can enter honey (set or runny) into the Women’s section show.  Note that the closing date for entries is 23rd August. For more details, please see the schedule:

This year EKPMA has organised the following:
Ladies Section * Horse Plough Classes * Classes for Ploughs * Vintage Tractors and Ploughs * Grain * Vegetables * Poultry and Eggs Class * Preserves, Cakes and Handicrafts * Tossing the Sheaf * Display of Vintage Tractors and Engines * Craft Tent * The Hawking Centre: Birds of Prey flying display * Have a Go Archery * Terrier Racing * Tickham Hunt and Blean Beagles