Looking for Beekeeping Equipment?
Auction Saturday 2nd July (2-5pm) followed by Summer BBQ (from 5pm onwards) celebrating 40 years. Contact Bill if you have equipment to auction. Entry to the auction is free. BBQ tickets £5 from Helen (programme)
If you miss out then contact Mike Walters who is our Trading Secretary
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.
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 …