Hi Bazbaz, welcome to the forum and the joy that is beekeeping. I am a member of Bromley and I hope to be at the metting on the 6th, look forward to seeing you there.I live in Bromley, Kent.
Not sure if my garden is quite big enough for a hive (well it is but I'll have to move some things around).
Going to go to the Bromley BKA open hive day on the 6th December for my first real look into it. I'll ask in the Mentoring thread if there are ohers nearby.
The National Honey Show was good, though hard to take it all in!