Programme of meetings for 2024


We normally hold meetings on the third Saturday of each month at the club apiary in Dartford except in Winter. The table below shows the provisional schedule for this year. Please note that this is subject to change so please check here before you come. All meetings are 3:00 - 5:00pm unless otherwise stated.

Date Activity
May 18th Barbecue and club auction of beekeeping and other equipment. 2:00 - 5:00pm. £5 entry
June 15th Alan English: Recognising and Treating Common Honeybee Diseases
July 20th Patrick Letschka: Entering your own honey or produce to the National Honey
August 17th Apiary honey extraction afternoon 2:00 - 5:00pm
September 21st Dartford apiary honey show event and annual barbeque
October 19th John Young: Hive preparation for Winter and bee treatment
November 16th Club AGM

Apiary inspections


During the active beekeeping season we hold weekly or fortnightly inspections of the apiary hives, which all members are welcome to attend. Inspections are held on Saturdays at 12:00 noon and usually take about two hours. Normally two committee members will be present to oversee the inspections, and other members are encouraged to come and contribute at whatever level they are able.

Date Time
May 11th 12:00noon
May 18th 12:00 noon
May 25th 12:00noon
June 1st 12:00noon
June 8th 12:00noon
June 15th 12:00noon
June 22nd 12:00noon

Beginners course


Our next beginners course will be held on June 23rd and 30th 2024 at the Dartford Beekeepers' apiary. See the Course page for more details.