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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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Exam Success in Kent

Published 18.Sep.2008, 10:34pm


Congratulations to Ian Stell of Sidcup Branch and Kay Wreford of Mid Kent Branch have both passed their Basic Assessment of the BBKA.

We have also been advised that John Wilby of Gravesend Branch has passed his Module 1 (Honeybee management) with credit and that Ian Stell has passed Module 1 with distinction, Module 2 (Honeybee products) also Module 3 (Honeybee diseases & pests) with Credit. Bob Smith our SBO from Rochester has passed his written examination for the National Diploma in Beekeeping.

Our congratulations to these beekeepers on these fine achievements.


1 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Robert Fitzpatrick
23.Jan.2010 1:14pm [ 1 ]

Please Mr Webmaster update this page, if we want to impress new beekeepers that we are providing a worthwhile service, then it needs to be newer than 2008. Please do not take this as a nasty remark, its just something I look at quite regularly as I expect others do too. Bob Fitzpatrick MBKA member.

Webmasters comments:

The 2008 results is a archived news article and will not be updated. Regards Steven

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