KBKA Website Update 2008
Published 21.Sep.2008, 10:19pm
Today we launched the new Kent Bee-keepers Association website using a web content management system (CMS) which will simplify web publishing and enable updating of branch sections (independent of webmaster) by the branch secretary or nominated web editor.
No HTML knowledge or extra software is required by branch web editors as everything is archived using a web browser and Internet connection.
I will require the contact details of each branch nominated web editor: Branch Name, First Name, Last Name, Email Address.
You can preview an example of the default branch website:
When you have been given login details you can make changes to the displayed text and populate with articles, downloads and links.
The web address for branch websites will be similar to (www.kentbee.com/orpington) depending on branch name.
Contact the webmaster with the information needed.
Questions and Answers
Q1. Kent site in general. I would prefer not to see advertisements on every page of the site. Cannot we restrict this to the home page?
Answer. I’m afraid the deals have been done and I have guaranteed the sponsors their sponsored links on all HTML pages including the branch sites. BIBBA have a FREE advert (on all pages except the home page) which I like to support.
Q2. Is there a user manual for the back-end system?
Answer. Yes you can download one here [5.4MB PDF]
Q3. What kind of Internet connection do you recommend for editors?
Answer. You can only update your site if you have a live Internet connection, dial-up can be used but broadband is recommended.
Q4. Can I change the menu selection, for example - remove "Blogs" and add "Courses"?
Answer. Yes you can either by asking the administrator or depending on your level of access change it yourself.
9 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.
I am listed as a swarm co-ordinator in the Canterbury area on the original site. The old link website now comes up with an error. I have had several calls from people searching the internet on local swarm helpers this year so think it is important to get it up and running again very soon. The original format was fine.
Reply from Steven Turner (administrator): All the old stuff on the site has been re-edited and relocated, if you get a "404 Error" there is an explanation and a link to the Kent home page, so nobody need get lost. The new KBKA website is very simple and should be much easier to find what your looking for.
I like to be a bee keeper, can you help me to get started please? What ever you can do to help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
The KBKA is a umbrella association - all beekeeping activities are at branch level. You need to contact your nearest branch/local association which are listed under Local Branches. Good luck getting started.
Can somebody help me to find a honey extractor preferible electric, i only got one hive and this year all the 4 supers are full thanks.
Would any of your members like to sign my bee related petition? Please feel free to pass it on - the more the merrier http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/savethehoneybee/
I have a small sweet chestnut woodland, 17 acres, that sits between an orchard and what I'm told is the largest wildflower meadow in Kent (The Jeskyns Farm openspace in Cobham). Would anyone be interested in siting some hives there ? Or, if someone can give me plans, I can build them and have an expert look after them ? Email me if you are interested. ashenbank.south @ gmail.com
A nest of underground bees has been found in my tiny garden. Would any beekeper like to collect it? I'm allergic to bee stings so either I give the nest away, or it will have to be destroyed--which would be a great shame. I'm in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. jerome2duffy @ gmail.com.
I am trying to locate some "Cudham Honey" which I purchased earlier this year on Orpington High Street. Unfortunately the jar was recycled before I could note down the details! Thank you.