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How Many Beekeepers

In the UK there are approximately 44,000 beekeepers looking after around 240,000 hives.
They produce 6000 tones of honey per year.
Each hive is worth about £400 to the agricultural economy.
We produce only 20% of the honey we consume - the rest is imported.

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Canterbury Beekeepers Introductory Beekeeping Course 2015

Published 3.Nov.2014, 11:20pm


This course now in its 7th year is aimed at potential beekeepers.

It covers all the needs of those thinking about keeping bees or who have just started.

Starts: Wednesday 25th February 2015 - 7.00pm at Bishopsbourne Village Hall, CT4 5HT nr Canterbury.

The course has 8 sessions both in class and an apiary.

Cost: £75 including a course book, hand-outs and membership as a Friend of the Kent Beekeepers Association for the year 2014/15.

There is plenty of opportunity to handle equipment, assemble frames and ask questions.

Download application form at

Julian Audsley
Chairman Canterbury Beekeepers branch of KBKA

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