The society for Beekeepers in and around the Chalfonts in Buckinghamshire UK
Last Call - Overdue Membership Fees
The beekeeping year started last September, and believe it or not a few members still haven’t paid their renewal. All that remain unpaid at the end of January will cease to be members, be removed from our mailing lists and required to pay their full membership if they attend any of our events. Please click here and complete the 2016-2017 Membership Form and send it, with your payment to our Membership Secretary.
News and Announcements
Bucks County Beekeepers Spring Seminar 2017
See the poster on the Bucks County Beekeepers’ site
February 11th, 10:30 – 16:00
Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Rd, HP22 6HF
Clive de Bruyn – The Importance of Pollen
Gerry Collins – What’s Going On in My Hive ?
John Whitaker – Beekeeping with a Bandsaw
Tickets £15 to Bucks Members in advance,
£18 on the day and for non members. Lunch Included.
Northern Bee Books
National Bee Unit
Second Hand Beekeeping Equipment – See INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELLERS
Bucks, Berks, Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
National Honey Show
Central Association of Beekeepers
Buckinghamshire Bee Health Mentors Scheme Launched
It has been recognised for some time that the beekeeping associations will need to play a more active part in mentoring novice beekeepers for disease recognition and control, allowing the NBU inspectors to concentrate on foul brood and other statutory threats.
In Buckinghamshire the beekeeping local associations have pooled their resources to put in place a Bee Health Mentor scheme available to all Buckinghamshire members.
To find out more speak to your local association committee and check the County website by clicking here.
Get Social - Chalfonts on Facebook
Do you want to chat with other Chalfonts Beekeepers? Come and join us on our Facebook page and group. Search Facebook for “Chalfonts Beekeepers” for our page and “Chalfonts Beekeepers Members”. Ask to join and one of the Committee will let you in if you are a paid up member.
Click HERE to find out more.
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.
Chalfonts Beekeepers' Diary
Other Bee Related Groups
Bucks County Beekeepers Association "County"
British Beekeepers Association
Bees For Development
BEST FOR BEES AND BEST FOR PEOPLE
Bees for Development promotes sustainable beekeeping as a means of alleviating poverty and promoting biodiversity. They run practical, community-based projects around the world. Their principal activities are the development, funding and support of locally-run, self-sustaining education initiatives and supporting market access. They also publish the unique ‘Info Hive’ online knowledge-base for beekeepers.
Click here to find out more.
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.