Chalfonts Beekeepers

The society for Beekeepers in and around the Chalfonts in Buckinghamshire UK

September 2016 - Asian Hornet Identified in Gloucestershire

The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in Gloucestershire – the first time the hornet has been discovered in the UK.

The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees.

Work to identify, destroy and remove any nests is already underway

Click here to go to our Pests and Disease page to find out more.


News and Announcements

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

Come and Join Us - Newcomers Always Welcome

  • Newsletters

    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.

  • Meetings

    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.

  • Beeginners' Course

    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.

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.

The society also provides a service to the community by giving talks, exhibitions and providing a honey bee swarm removal service.

Our President Explains Cut Comb and Ross Round