Our Association

Laddingford & District Beekeepers Association, a member of The British Beekeepers Association, was formed in 2018 by a group of local beekeepers with members from the Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells areas and beyond and our membership totals in excess of 100 members. Our apiary is located within The Gardens in Yalding, a wedding venue with beautiful grounds. We have our own area within The Gardens and it is an ideal base for us to teach, encourage and offer training, advice and nurturing to new and existing members in the art of beekeeping in our wonderful apiary. The apiary sessions are followed by afternoon tea and cake with a chance to chat through any issues members may have and to also get to know fellow beekeepers.

We are a friendly and inclusive club, welcoming new and experienced beekeepers alike to our weekly Sunday afternoon gatherings at the apiary throughout the beekeeping season, usually from April until September, for hands on beekeeping with help and guidance from our apiary managers and experienced beekeepers. 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 those meetings. 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. The importance of bees to our food supply chain, and the current serious daily challenges bees face are very high profile and a constant source of concern and discussion at our meetings.

If you are interested in joining our club and require more information, please contact

Please contact chair@laddingfordbeekeepers.co.uk to make an appointment.