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Welcome to the website for Chalfonts Beekeepers Society.
The Chalfonts Beekeepers Society is associated to the British Bee Keeping 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 following these links to their websites.
IMPORTANT CHANGE OF ROLE:
After many long years of providing wonderful service and advice Bill Fisher has handed over the role of Trading Secretary to Mike Walters on the 1st May 2016. Mike has been a Committee member for some time, and has been shadowing Bill in recent months.
The Trading store is now in Denham where Mike runs a gardening firm, as such he is unable to be on hand at the drop of a hat. He will try to be available between 5pm and 6pm most weekdays and can arrange to meet at the nursery at weekends. The nursery is not open to the general public so please don’t expect to be able to buy plants.
A text or email listing your requirements before you come over would help enormously, and save you a wasted journey. He will also be happy to bring kit to the monthly meetings if you let him know what you need in good time.
Items must be paid for on collection, cash or cheque only. Unfortunately we are unable to accept payment by card.
Please welcome and thank Mike for taking on this large role within our society. You can find Mike’s contact details here.
Take a few moments to look around our website, there’s lots to see, and do.
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.
We are an active group, with a regular schedule of monthly meeting, plus apiary visits. Each month we have a guest speaker who can speak from position of knowledge of bees and beekeeping. Come and join us at any of our Diary Dates over to the rigtheir contact details on the Contacts Us page.
If you’re interested in learning more about bees or becoming a beekeeper then you my like to consider attending our course. Details here -> Beginners Course. Please contact our Education Secretary via the Contact Us page.
Here’s a brief guide to what else you can find here:
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 a natural remedy against hay fever.
The society also provides a service to the community by giving talks, exhibitions and providing a swarm removal service.
Our President, Bill Fisher, explains Cut Comb and Ross Round …