Meetings and Events

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Covid-19 BBKA Recommendations.

Covid-19 & Beekeeping Update


Our spring and summer meetings are held at Barrwood & Hilbert Road Apiaries.

If you are contemplating buying equipment we suggest you try a taster session first at one of our apiaries, to see if you are comfortable handling bees, before making any outlay. We have a number of sizes of bee suits and  and we would suggest you come dressed in a long sleeved top, jeans/trousers tucked into wellingtons.
Apiary meetings start in March and finish in September.

Non-members are always welcome at our Apiary meetings. Young persons (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Hilbert Rd Apiary Meetings. [Manager Vic. Webb] 

Hilbert Rd Apiary, Picture Courtesy Ellen Montelius.

Hilbert Road Apiary

All 2020 outdoor apiary meetings are temporarily postponed.

Eventually they will be on a Sunday starting at 10.00 am and these hopefully are the proposed dates below:

  • April 5th & 19th
  • May 3rd & 17th
  • June 7th & 21st 

and then  July 12th, August 2nd , & finally September 6th.

Remember, of course that they are subject to changes because of the weather etc…, so always check the website ‘NOTICE BOARD’ before setting out.

Barrwood Apiary Meetings. [Manager Cliff Hayward

Barrwood Apiary Bluebells, Picture Courtesy Sarah Rapley.

Barrwood Bluebells

All meetings are temporarily postponed but when the start again they will be at 2.00 pm and will hopefully be held on the following Saturdays of April through to June.

  • April 18th 
  • May 2nd & 23rd,
  • June 13th & 27th

and then July 11th, Aug. 1st & finally Sept.12th.

Remember, of course that they are subject to changes because of the weather etc…, so always check the website ‘NOTICE BOARD’ before setting out.

Additional Meetings in 2020

  • June 6 & 7th  –  we will be manning a stall at Glorious Gardens at Penshurst Place.
  • June 20th Saturday – Vanessa Jones has offered her apiary near Edenbridge for a site visit.
  • July 5th SundayBeekeeping Awareness Event. Vic Webb has offered his apiary at Wyvale Garden Centre, Eridge Road, T.Wells. The plan is for the Branch to have a stand to discuss beekeeping with the public. and Vic will take a few spare suits and do a guided tour of his apiary.
  • More details to follow in the newsletter nearer these dates.


All our autumn & winter indoor meetings are held at Weald Memorial Hall TN14 6PT.

Click here for the full programme for 2020: Branch Programme 2020

Our meetings are free and do not require prior booking, unless stated otherwise. Non-members are always welcome at meetings. We do not charge for refreshments, but a small donation towards costs would be most welcome. 

The 2020 indoor meetings are now to be held on Wednesdays at Weald Memorial Hall, Weald, TN14 6PT. The meeting proposed dates are:

  • Sept 16th Cliff Hayward will try to help recognise various bee pasts and diseases.
  • Oct 21st Bryher Pennels will describe her trials and tribulations with the use of the Flow Hive in her garden in Sevenoaks and within the a school beekeeping environment.
  • Nov 18th  Branch AGM and Honey Show Prize Giving.

Download these recent events in PDF format:

Xmas Party 2019

Xmas Party 2017.

Xmas Party 2016