The society for Beekeepers in and around the Chalfonts in Buckinghamshire UK
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Welcome to the Chalfonts Beekeepers Society.
The Chalfonts Beekeepers Society is associated to the British Beekeepers Association via the Bucks County Beekeepers Association. We are also active within The National Honey Show. You can find more details about these organisations and their events by clicking on their logos below to be taken to their websites.
Are Your Bees Registered on BeeBase?
Signing up to BeeBase as a Beekeeper will enable you to take advantage of the free services offered by the National Bee Unit. No charge is made for an apiary visit by a fully qualified Bee-inspector. The inspector will check for signs of disease or pests, and will provide you with help and advice on good husbandry, and how to tackle any potential problems they may find. All have extensive experience of managing colonies of bees and are keen apiarists themselves. You will also have access to all the latest information regarding disease and pest outbreaks and the results of various research projects and latest advisory information.
Chalfonts Beekeepers' Diary
Come and Join Us - Newcomers Always Welcome
You’ll find our newsletters are full of knowledge about bees and skills in their management.
Gwyn and Fiona, your newsletter Editors, are always hungry for great articles and pictures for our newsletter. If you’d like to write about your beekeeping experiences please get in touch with them via our Contact Us page.
A Bit of History About Us and What We Do
The society was founded from the members of Slough Beekeepers in 1976 with the aim of providing a beekeeping society in the Chalfonts. The aim of the society is to promote the craft of beekeeping, publicise its benefits in the local community, and to foster co-operation between local beekeepers. It has been supporting and promoting beekeeping in the Chalfonts for 30 years.
From it small beginnings the society has grown to an active group of beekeepers with over 100 members. Society members have over 250 hives in the area, housing more than 12 million bees at the height of summer, ensuring pollination of fruit bushes and trees, vegetable crops and flowers. Local honey can be found for sale in delicatessens, butchers, health food shops and other shops in the area as well as at local shows during the summer. It is believed to offer a natural remedy against hay fever.