Waitrose Tokens for RBKA – Dorking


Throughout August, followers & visitors to our website are all encouraged to buy at least some of their weekly needs from the Dorking branch. The more tokens RBKA gets, the bigger the proportion of a £1000 donation we will receive. More…

Beginners Beekeeping Course – 2019


Want to become a Beekeeper? FIRST learn about what keeping bees involves and experience handling bees and the equipment under our expert tuition and supervision. Booking for our next course is now OPEN. More…

Beekeeping & Honey Show – 2018


Our Honey Fair is in Dorking on Saturday 20th October this year. Doors are open from 10:30am until 4:00pm with FREE admission to the Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking RH4 1DW. More…

Found a Clustered Swarm of Bees?


Think you have seen a clustered honey bee swarm? We can attempt to capture and remove a newly clustered swarm of Honey bees … on NO account swat, spray or try to move the swarm yourselves … More…

Asian Hornet identified in UK


Sighting of the Asian hornet confirmed in Gloucestershire – the first time it has been discovered in the UK. Smaller than our native hornet, the Asian hornet poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees. More…

Members Honey For Sale


Looking for local honey made by local bees and offered for sale by local beekeepers? Some of our Members are able to offer products from their hives for sale either ‘from the door’, or from small local village stores or market stalls. More…

Out-Apiaries … Hives in Your Garden?


Able to have hives in your own large garden, orchard or field, but unable to devote the time or investment to be an actual Beekeeper? Could you provide one of our beekeepers with an ‘Out-Apiary’ site for one or two (or more!) hives? More…

Bird Boxes & Bumble Bees


Our Honeybee Swarm Collection Coordinator provides this update to his advice first published last year about dealing with the newly arrived Tree Bumblebee that has a particular preference for nesting in bird boxes and can be very aggressive …. More…

Practical Training


Teaching Apiary meetings take place every week (weather permitting), from the first week in April to the end of August on Wednesday evenings starting at 6.30pm. The apiary itself will typical house approximately 12 hives, which … More…

Food for Foragers


One very direct way that everyone with a garden, large or small, can help the honeybees is to grow a selection of some of the plants that honeybees are particularly fond of as sources of nectar or pollen or both. More…