Kent Bee-keepers' Association

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.

All facts for Home

Welcome to the Kent Bee-keepers' Association (KBKA) website

The KBKA now has a new website at

This site ( site will continue to be used to host some of the branch sites, and some older material that may still be useful, but will no longer be updated with new KBKA material, so please update your bookmarks!

KBKA LogoWith thirteen local beekeeping branches in the Kent Bee-keepers Association there are always lectures and demonstrations happening in Kent. News of events is published bi-monthly in the County newsletter which is distributed to all branch members or download from our website. To find out more contact your nearest branch secretary.

Ashford Apiary Meeting

Kent Bee-keepers Mailing List

Keep informed of our beekeeping activities by subscribing to our mailing list (traffic is low). To join send an email to mailserver @ with the words "subscribe kentbee-L"  or click here and wait for further instructions to complete the subscription process.

Live Chat on Kentbee

Live beekeeping chat on most evenings between 20:00hrs - 23.00hrs GMT. The Bee Hive Chat Rooms. (opens in a new window).