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 cheques 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 captation 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 establshed in1945 after splitting away from Derbyshire Bee Keeping Association. 

SO IT'S HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY TO CHESTERFIELD & DISTRICT BEE KEEPING 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 bee keepers.

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 to other friendly beekeepers asking any question about our asociation 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..

                                                                   Article by our member Martyn Belcher

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The Venue

COMING TO OUR MEETINGS ? - WHERE TO FIND US

We now 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 - whether you have a question for the experts,   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 S4 8NA.1

When you arrive....  The entrance to the hall, is at 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.

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 7.15 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 to the sale for you. All goods must be priced. Photographs of large equipment are acceptable but they must be a true representatiion of the quality etc.  A donation to the C&DBKA is optional.

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 WebEditor  for Facebook - Steve Shearwood

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WHERE TO FIND OUR ASSOCIATION SHOP

ASSOCIATION SHOP AT ASHFIELD ROAD ALLOTMENTS, HASLAND.

WE CAN BE FOUND AT THE ASHFIELD ROAD  ALLOTMENTS

  How to find the shop..   SAT NAV POST CODE = S41 0AZ

 OR.....

From the Chesterfield  Town  Centre, enter  the Chesterfield By Pass  ( A 617 to M1 J 29 ) after 150m  take the first slip road, and either (a) stay in right hand lane and turn right onto B6039 . After the roundabout  at the Hasland shopping centre turn left at the first set of traffic lights onto Calow Lane. Take  care driving down due to parking problems and continue down to the next to last road on left – Ashfield Rd – the allotments are at the top of the road.

OR

(b) after leaving the By Pass take the left hand lane,  turn left at the junction and the then immediately turn first right onto Spital Lane  ( by the new CO-OP shop ex Spital pub). Go to the very end of Spital Lane and turn right at the 'T' Junction onto Calow Lane. Cross over the bypass bridge and turn 1st right onto Ashfield Rd –- the allotments are at the top of the road.

OR 

c) If approaching from Brimington, Bolsover or Calow, go down past the Royal Hospital and take the first on the left Hady Lane, proceed to the bottom 'T' juction turn right onto Calow Lane ( watch for traffic from left). Take 1st on right  over by pass bridge onto Ashfield Road -  the allotments are at the top of the road.

 Open the gate, drive through and then close the gate, drive forward to the car park. 

Walk back down to blue painted Allotment Shop and turn left 25m to our containers/shop on the left. The sales shop is in the rear container.

 If you have heavy goods to collect, we will assist you in driving close to the shop to collect them.

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HOW TO CONTACT YOUR COMMITTEE

These are your C.D.B.K.A contact email addresses:-

Chairperson & Education Sec. - June Harvey  = harveyjex@aol.com 

Hon. Secretary - Robin Bagnall = hon.sec@cdbka.com  

Membership Sec. - Beryl Hollingworth =  ba.queenbee@outlook.com 

Website Editor- Graham Robinson = editor@cdbka.com 

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The Committee + above Officers.

President - David Whitmore

Chairman - June Harvey

Vice Chairman -  Stuart Smith

Hon. Secretary - Robin Bagnall 

Membership Secretary -  Beryl Hollingworth

Education Secretary & Minutes Secretary - June Harvey

Hon Treasurer - Mike Richards

Website Editor - Graham Robinson 

Association Apiary Manager - Stuart Adams

 Beginner Beekeepers Senior Tutor - John Hollingworth

BBKA Education Examiner & Miscropy Leader - Chris Edge.

Supported by Geoff Mathews;  David Stanford, Derek Sherrat,

Pete Chambers  &  Jane Horten

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assisted by

Editor Facebook ; CDBKA Association Shop - Steve Shearwood 

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Check out what's in my pollen basket !

At the Assoc apiary.

Lovely pollen here!

The queen holds a committee meeting.

It all looks good!