70 years old in 2018

70 YEARS A 'PAID UP' MEMBER OF B.B.K.A.

On the18th of January 1947 at the request of our then Hon Sec Mr A.B.Parsons we were accepted as an (unpaid up) member of the national British Bee Keeping Association. On the 24th we were notified of our new status and requested to send our first 'Capitation' fee. We must conclude that a cheque was soon in the post and we became a fully affiliated member association. To be nationally recognised as an association in our own right we just had to join the B.B.KA. and we still are paying our annual capitation fee 70 years later - although there is a huge rise in the cost!

We had actually been the C&DBKA for a couple of years prior to 1947, having become established in1945 after splitting away from Derbyshire Bee Keeping Association. 

SO IT'S A HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY

TO CHESTERFIELD & DISTRICT BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATION !!

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SOMETHING TO CONSIDER FOR 2019.

Thinking about trying to get involved with bees next year?

2019 we hope is going to be a fantastic period for both bees and beekeepers.

Before then why not 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 with 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 COME AND JOIN US..... 

See the latest training info on the "EDUCATION" tab in "The A-Z Index "or, at the top of this page

                                                            Article by our member Martyn Belcher

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WHERE TO FIND US

COMING TO OUR MEETINGS ? - WHERE TO FIND US

We meet every  2nd  Monday in the month, at Whittington Moor Methodist Church Hall S41 8NA. at 7.30pm. [the exceptions being Holy Days & Bank Holidays.]

ALL Visitors are very welcome!

Come & socialise & chat about beekeeping  -     You will be welcome -perhaps you have a question for the experts - whether you are a beginner beekeeper or are just simply curious! 

There is adequate parking around the Hall on the car park and on Scarsdale Road S48 NA1

When you arrive....  The entrance to the hall is on the right hand (lower) end of the hall.

Ladies, Gents & Disabled toilets are in the foyer.

Refreshments of Tea & Biscuits or Cakes will be available after a lecture. 

                                      A donation of 50p would be appreciated.

Visitors - you can join our association as an "Associate Member" for a tenner & enjoy members benefits.

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** A NEW FACILITY FOR MEMBERS **

If you have any used bee equipment to sell, we can accommodate you with a table to display your goods during the meeting.

Please set your display up before 7.30 p.m. It is your responsibility to be present with your display unless you are unable to do so through illness etc. IF, this is the case, by prior agreement a representative can attend the sale for you.

All goods must be priced. Photographs of large equipment are acceptable but they must be a true representation of the quality etc.  

A donation to the C&DBKA is optional.

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