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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 - https://www.bbka.org.uk/swarm 

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Amanda Barnes, Armathwaite, 01768 896951  Mob: 07867 355851​

Sally Buckley,  Carleton,  01697 473749  Mob: 07749 757084

Bruce Chambers,  Penrith,  01768 210236  Mob: 07764 835702

David Galloway, Crosby Garrett , Kirkby Stephen, 017683 71198

John Lynch, Carelton,  Mob: 0777 6028916

Maire Maguinness, Greystoke, 01768 480940

Elizabeth Warburton, Appleby, 017683 51546  Mob: 07849729557

Chris West, Lazonby, 01768 898425  Mob: 07973 788521

Sarah Wilson, Renwick, 01768 870817  Mob: 07950 106559


Stewart Beattie, 07812890795


Tracey Newbold, Seascale, 01946 727827 Mob 07871 1800 005

Paul Connor. Egremont & Whitehaven South    01946 823167
Alan Robson. Whitehaven               01946 811530
Piers Manson. Gosforth             01946 725074
Val Sullivan. Ennerdale                  01946 862604
Grahame Pinches. Whitehaven       01946 812100
Sarah Richards.  Ennerdale           01946 861974



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