Kent Beekeepers Association Bromley Branch


Norman Chapman
Norman Chapman gives a successful talk on Pollen... Thanks Norm

Bromley branch programme including apiary meetings, evening lectures and national events.

Events and Lectures

Sunday 7th January 2018 - Bromley Beekeepers usual New Year (indoor!) BBQ. At the Allotment clubhouse at KHLG from 11.45 am for 12 noon. All Beekeepers welcome including Orpington and Westerham members.

Bromley Beekeepers Winter Lecture Series 2018

As usual, all lectures are on the third Tuesday of the month from January to April.

16th January - A talk about the Flow Hive which has been in operation locally for a year at Charlton academy school.

20th February - Dale Gibson from the Bermonsey Street Bees will give a talk on being a professional beekeeper in London.

20th March - Hopefully, there will be signs of spring by mid-March. Jim Vivian-Griffiths, a master beekeeper from Monmouth, will be talking on “Spring Management”. If you like Jim’s approach you can get more. He will be at Orpington Branch the following evening (21st March) when he will talk on “Swarming - opportunity or problem?”.

17th April - Roger Patterson with a talk on feral colonies he found in his locality. 

All evenings will begin at 7.30pm.

Apiary Meetings

Activities with bees is dependent on the weather. All apiary meetings are in the morning @ 11.30am on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April - July. There will be no apiary meetings in the month of August. After that it's the 1st Sunday in September through to March. Refreshments provided.

Summer Events 2018

Bromley Beekeepers will have a marquee and stall at these events over the Summer 2018. Please join us if you can. (Members can sell their honey on our stall at these events. Ask Bob Jackman for details If you can help on the Day contact Mary Slater. (

Sunday May 20th - Kent House Leisure Gardens Open Day.

Sunday June 24th - Keston Countryside Day.

Sunday July 22nd - Foal Farm Country Festival.

Monday August 27th - Cudham Village Fete.

Sunday September 2nd - Kent House Leisure Gardens Charity Day.

Bromley and Orpington Honey Show

Saturday 15th September 2018 - Bromley and Orpington Honey Show at Emmanuel Church, The Grove, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 9JS. Staging: 9.00am - 9.45am. Open to the Public: 10.00am - 4.30pm. Refreshments & Honey Tasting. Two FREE talks in the Hewitt Room - 11am "Bumblebees by Nikki Gammans” and 2.30pm “Beekeeping for Beginners". If you want to enter the competitive classes download the schedule from the Honey Show page.

Where to find us

The Kent House Road Leisure Gardens (opposite Woodbastwick Road), 91a Kent House Road, Sydenham, Kent SE26 5LJ.

See us on Google Maps.

We recommend you park the cars in Kent House Road and walk up the alleyway. There is some room for cars to park next to the club house.

Please check your Beecraft and County Notices to check the dates have not been changed!