The Chesterfield and District Beekeepers Association

Offering support and guidance until you are comfortable with bees!

Chesterfield and District Beekeepers – If you’re considering beekeeping then get in touch!

Thinking about trying to get involved with bees this year? Then a good place to start is with Chesterfield and District Beekeepers.

Join the Meet-ups

Get involved and come along to our social evenings with refreshments. Here you can enjoy, talks by experts often with videos. (see how to find us below). Chat to other friendly beekeepers asking any question about our association you may have. 

“Take advantage of willing mentor-ship with shared hives at the local apiaries or, at our own apiary next to our Association Shop in Hasland, Chesterfield.”

Why not go and join the Chesterfield and District Beekeepers!

70 Years a Paid-Up member of the BBKA

On the 18th of January 1947 at the request of our then Hon Sec Mr. A.B.Parsons, CDBKA were accepted as an (unpaid up) member of the national British Bee Keeping Association. On the 24th they were notified of our new status and requested to send our first ‘Capitation’ fee.CDBKA must conclude that a cheque was soon in the post and they became a fully affiliated member of the association. To be nationally recognised as an association in their own right. They just had to join the B.B.KA. and they are still paying our annual capitation fee 70 years later – although there is a huge rise in the cost!

They had actually been the C&DBKA for a couple of years prior to 1947, having become established in 1945 after splitting away from Derbyshire Bee Keeping Association.

The Ever-popular Bee-Keeping Education Courses

Learn all you need to know by joining our popular ‘New Bee Keepers Course’. This has been so popular in 2018 that we had to close the numbers for the Course. Because of its popularity, it may be an idea to book early.

Over six weekend Sunday sessions, students learn all they need to know to be able to start beekeeping. There is the opportunity to handle live bees from the start of the course.  The “Hands-on” training will take place at our Association Apiary at Hasland, Chesterfield. Bee suits are available for use during the course.

Don’t miss your chance as places are limited.

For more details please contact June Harvey (See Below).  Or, be our guest and sign up at a Social Meeting on the SECOND Monday in each month, at Whittington Moor Methodist Church Hall, 7.30 pm.  You will be most welcome, June and her team of tutors, look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

The fee for this course is £50.00 which includes an Associate Membership of C&DBKA (worth £10) which makes it even better value for money!