Welcome to the website for Chalfonts Beekeepers Society.
Take a few moments to look around, there’s lots to see, and do.
Pesticides including Neonicotinoid are a threat to our pollenators, including Honey Bees. To find out more, and see how you can help, click here.
|It’s not all bees as these photos from our 2012 Christmas Bash show.Click here for more details.|
You’ll find our newsletters are full of knowledge about bees and skills in their management.
Fiona, your newsletter Editor, is always hungry for great articles for our newsletter. If you’d like to write about your beekeeping experiences please get in touch with her 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 right, and the What’s On tab above. If you know someone who would be a great speaker let Gordon our Secretary know, you’ll find his 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, Mary Chris for more information as soon as possible. Mary Chris can be reached via the Contact Us page.
We believe that membership of the Chalfonts Beekeeping Society brings huge benefits by way of social networking to beekeepers in the Chalfonts and surrounding area. To aid that networking further we have added ourselves to Facebook and other Social Networking sites. You’ll find a set of buttons at the bottom of each page, click on them if you’d like to post a comment about the page on your account on these networks. That way you’ll spread the word about what we are doing to support beekeeping and beekeepers. Min Atkinson has kindly prepared a ‘get started’ guide to Facebook for those who would like to explore Facebook but haven’t already. You can now follow us on Twitter! Get the buzz on what’s happening in beekeeping. Log into your Twitter account and search for ChalfontsBees
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.
If you’d like to contribute to the content of this website please email a Microsoft Word document and pictures to the webmaster. A number of pages on the website need populating. In particular, the following were identified as needing work: ‘This Time of Year’, Beginners Page, Equipment, Diseases, Library Review and Modules. Pictures must be ones that you have taken and own the copyright to and by submitting them to us you are also granting us non-exclusive rights to use as we see fit in any media, not just this web site.