The importance of bees to our food supply, and the current serious daily challenges bees face are very high profile and a constant source of discussion. Laddingford Beekeepers is the local branch of the Thanet Beekeepers Association with members from the Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells areas and beyond. The Branch was originally formed in 2018 by a group of local beekeepers and we have grown in numbers now totalling more than 100 members. Our apiary is located within The Gardens Yalding which is a beautiful wedding venue. We have our own area within The Gardens and is an ideal base for us to socialise, encourage and offer training, advice and nurturing to new and existing members in the art of bee keeping and the apiary session is always followed by afternoon tea and cake.
We are a genuinely friendly and inclusive group, welcoming new and experienced Beekeepers alike to our weekly Sunday afternoon gatherings at the apiary throughout the beekeeping season, usually from April till September, for hands on bee keeping with help and guidance from our apiary managers and experienced bee keepers. We also meet on the last Monday of every month for demonstrations and talks by guest speakers and there is always time to chat and share experiences with likeminded people following the meeting. A warm welcome awaits you and a taster session can be arranged if you would like to come and see what we can offer you.
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