The queen makes mating flight during her early life and stores the sperm from up to 20 drones that she collects on these flights. Drones that mate with her die in the act. She can store the sperm for up to 5 years.
KBKA Autumn Lecture After a gap last year KBKA is again holding a pair of lectures in the Community Hall in Lenham ME17 2QT on Sunday 17th November 2013.
KBKA Education Survey Bob Smith and his team have been working very hard to devise and run education courses for members at the Kent Science Resource Centre at Sittingbourne. It would be helpful if association members completed this short questionnaire which will only take a few minutes.
Introductory Beekeeping Course Canterbury Beekeepers introductory beekeeping course starts 7pm, Monday 9th September at Barham Village Hall, CT4 6NX nr Canterbury.
Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Day Introduction to bees and beekeeping, 10.30 to 5.00, on sun. 26 May or Sat. 8 June 2013. Another practical days beekeeping intended for those thing about keeping a hive or two of bees or those that have just started I have found that they need to know more. Cost £50, bee suits hire £8. Download application form in PDF format.
Kent Adult Education Bee Courses Kent Adult Education are running two beekeeping courses starting in February and March 2013 at Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford TN23 1AS.
Maidstone Kent - Basic Beekeeping Course 2013 Our basic beekeeping course is the essential basis for a successful beginning to beekeeping, and will serve the purpose of developing knowledge for those already keeping bees and an introduction for those contemplating beekeeping. No-one should take up beekeeping without a basic grounding which this course aims to give.
Bromley 2013 Winter Course for Beginner Beekeepers Bromley Beekeepers (a branch of Kent Beekeepers Association) will be running another course for those contemplating a beginning in beekeeping. Whilst it is classroom based, there will be an emphasis on the practicalities of beekeeping, and how that relates to the activities and requirements of the bees themselves. The syllabus followed has been devised by the British Beekeepers Association.
Bee Farmers Course Bee farmers course "how to become a commercial bee keeper and make a living from your bees" on the 4th November 2012 2.30pm - 6pm. Venue: Nr Canterbury, Kent.
If you think you have a swarm of honey bees read our FAQs before calling a beekeeper.
Join BIBBA the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeding Association
Get involved in bee breeding. Like all other forms of life bees can be improved by selective breeding. BIBBA encourages beekeepers to work together in breeding groups. Much has been achieved but more could be done by beekeepers working together. Subs are £20 per annum and the Bee Improvement magazine is included in the subscription fee. See Website.
Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping day 2014 One day of practical beekeeping course @ Little Chart in the Weald of Kent, from 10.30 to 5.00 on the following dates: Sat 17 May, Sun 15 June, and Sat 26 July. Learn how to handle live bees, sampling the main aspects involved in keeping a hive or two of bees.