Celebrating our Centenary
Chelmsford Beekeepers (CBK) is a Division of the Essex Beekeepers Association (EBKA) and was formed on 4th December 1918. To celebrate our Centenary year, we will be attending a number of public events to promote beekeeping and some additional member-only events.
For our CBKA members & partners we are holding a Centenary Dinner at the County Hotel Chelmsford on Friday 16th November 2018. Mr Guy Smith, Deputy President of The National Farmers Union, will be our after dinner speaker, on the subject of ‘People, Politics & Pollination’. This is sure to be interesting and entertaining for all !
Please book early to avoid disappointment here.
The EBKA is a registered charity of which the CBK division supports 150 members. It has been encouraging and supporting beekeepers in and around the Chelmsford area for over 100 years.
With the revived interest in beekeeping, the Division continues to grow and welcome new members. Some of our members are just getting started as beekeepers, whilst for others this has been a lifetime’s activity. All share an interest in the wonderful and remarkable world of the honey bee.
At CBK we try to provide our members with interesting and practical information about the ‘how-to’ of beekeeping, along with a programme of events throughout the year. The Division also provides both members and the general public with educational courses about honey bees and the benefits of beekeeping in our communities.
Bees are losing habitat all around the world due to intensive farming practices, pristine green suburban lawns and from the destruction of native landscapes. You can help our disappearing bees in a number of ways, which could include:
Plant bee-friendly plants
Reducing your use of insecticides
Become a beekeeper
Teach our younger generation about the importance of bees
Support your local beekeepers and buy their honey.