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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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Introduction to Beekeeping 2017 - Sidcup/Bexley

Published 14.Jun.2017, 4:15pm

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 24th/25th June 2017

Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Bradbourne House, New Rd, East Malling, ME19 6DZ

Cost: £50 - will include refreshments, lunch and course materials.

Tutors: Dez Leach and Keith Underwood

We will cover equipment and hives, bee handling, basic bee biology and the beekeeping year – with a focus on the practical aspects of becoming a beekeeper, i.e. What do I need to get started?

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