Club values

Excellent care of our bees and responsible ownership are core values of the Kingston Beekeepers Association.

Our care of apiaries is not only to harvest honey. We make sure that our bees have, and play their part in, local biodiversity.

We focus on conservation. A good supply of nectar and pollen throughout the year means that bees make sufficient honey for winter, but their source of food needs to be sustainable to ensure their presence long term.

Bees need our support to avoid becoming stressed. We make sure they are healthy and free of bacteria and disease with limited intervention. For example, we don’t believe in importing queens from abroad. Instead, we rear queens on our own or use UK breeders with good provenance.

If you want to talk to us more about our values or you want us to support a local event, please get in touch to find out more.

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