Welcome


Chelmsford Beekeepers (CBKA) is a Division of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association (EBKA) and has over 100 members in and around the Chelmsford area.

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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 the CBKA we try to provide our members with interesting and practical information about the “how-to’s” of beekeeping, along with a programme of events thoughout the year. The association also provides both members and  the general public with educational programmes 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 bee 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.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a beekeeper, why not try and find the Queen bee, read our guide or come along to one of our monthly  meetings, where you will be given a warm welcome.