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Cumbria Beekeepers Association is a member of the British Beekeeping Association and is the umbrella organisation for the 5 local branches in Cumbria. 

It was formed originally after a meeting of nine beekeepers in Cockermouth in April 1901. Apart from a Mr D S Scott, none of the other founder members are known, except that Lord Muncaster was appointed President, Canon Rawnsley as Chairman and a John Vickers of Boot as Secretary. John Vickers was replaced as secretary (reason unknown) in 1902 by G W Saunders of Douthwaite who remained in office until moving to south of England in 1907.

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Swarm Collection Volunteers

We are currently experiencing a large quantity of calls to swarms which when we attend turn out to be Bumblebees, in most cases we are unable to help with these as Bumblebees are a protected species however guidelines can be found at the following address - http://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/faqs/moving-bumblebee-nests/               

If you find a swarm - firstly don't worry the likelihood of being stung is very small.  Secondly contact one of the volunteer swarm collectors in your area from the BBKA Website -


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Last Updated March 2023