Kent Bee-keepers' Association

Hard Life

To collect a pound of honey a bee might have to fly a distance equivalent to twice round the world. This is likely to involve more than 10,000 flower visits on perhaps 500 foraging trips.
A worker honeybee in summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee. Before that, it takes just 3 weeks for her to develop from an egg.

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).