The branch has been very fortunate in receiving financial sponsorship from several of the organisations to which we have been applying recently, as well as donations from local businesses. The grants listed below will all be used to buy new equipment, including such items as extra hives, beesuits, tools, etc, so that we will be able to offer more facilities to beginner beekeepers in their progress towards establishing good beekeeping practice in looking after their own bees.
Our main sponsor continues to be the University of Kent, through its Canterbury campus, for allowing us an apiary site plus some meeting and storage facilities there.
We are extremely grateful to:
Kent County Council, for funding towards the purchase of new beesuits
Whitstable & Herne Bay Lions Club, for funding towards the purchase of a new hive
Whitstable Business Club, for funding towards the purchase of beekeeping tools and supplies
Canterbury City Council, for funding towards the purchase of a gazebo and table with table cloth, printed with KBA and branch name.
Boughton Golf Club, for a donation towards cost of equipment and supplies.