Kent Bee-keepers' Association

How Many Bees in a Hive

A hive can contain up to 70,000 bees in midsummer. There will be 1 queen, 250 drones, 20,000 female foragers, 30,000 female house-bees, 5,000 to 7,000 eggs, 7,000-11,000 larvae being fed, 16,000 to 24,000 larvae developing into adults in sealed cells.

All facts for Home

Welcome to the Kent Bee-keepers' Association (KBKA) website

KBKA LogoWith thirteen local beekeeping branches in the Kent Bee-keepers Association there are always lectures and demonstrations happening in Kent. News of events is published bi-monthly in the County newsletter which is distributed to all branch members or download from our website. To find out more contact your nearest branch secretary.

Ashford Apiary Meeting

Kent Bee-keepers Mailing List

Keep informed of our beekeeping activities by subscribing to our mailing list (traffic is low). To join send an email to mailserver @ zbee.com with the words "subscribe kentbee-L"  or click here and wait for further instructions to complete the subscription process.

Live Chat on Kentbee

Live beekeeping chat on kentbee.com most evenings between 20:00hrs - 23.00hrs GMT. The Bee Hive Chat Rooms. (opens in a new window).

Local Honey For Sale

Help to find a local honey producer - UK database.
http://www.beedata.com/localhoney/ (opens in a new window).