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Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association

A warm welcome to Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association – GBKA – which is a registered charity (no 263712) with the principal object of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members all over the county and from neighbouring counties. New members (all ages) – whether complete beginners or experienced beekeepers – are all welcome to join.

The seven branches (Cheltenham and Gloucester,  Cirencester and District,  Dean Forest,  Newent,  North Cotswold,  South Gloucestershire  and  Stroud) within GBKA carry on most beekeeping activities. Each branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions. Members may attend all the meetings and events organised by the seven branches.

To find information about our branches and how to contact them go to Joining GBKA.

GBKA is a member organisation of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) so our full members are automatically BBKA members too. The BBKA provides a wide range of services to beekeepers including insurance, information, newsletters, examination programmes and legal advice, as well as promoting beekeeping. See the BBKA website for the full range of its services, including downloadable information leaflets and articles.

GBKA is also affiliated to the Midlands and South West Counties Convention.

Officers of the Association 2018 – 2019

PresidentChairVice Chair
Michael Hunt



Chris Strudwick
christopher.strudwick@
btinternet.com
88 Hucclecote Road
Gloucester, GL3 3RU
Will O’Brien
abrasiveng@gmail.com


Hon. Gen. SecretaryHon. Treasurer
Marin Anastasov
The Cross, 1 West End,
Minchinhampton,
GL6 9JA
manastassov@aol.com
Cherry McClarron
cherryorion@outlook.com


Executive Committee

Branch DelegatesTreasurers
Cheltenham & GloucesterRay PatersonKasia Beta
Dean ForestRobert SnowdonJim Vivian-Griffiths
NewentBernie DanversTim Fewell
North CotswoldGordon BullJulia Edwards
Cirencester & districtChris StrudwickRachel Hodgkinson
South GloucestershireSam EllisJerry Harding
StroudJane CrumplerCherry McClarron
Examinations Sec &
Auctions Contact
Delegate to the
BBKA ADM
MSWCC Delegate
Bernie Danvers
120a Ruspidge Road
Cinderford
GL14 3AG
berniedanvers@hotmail.co.uk
01594 825063
TBCMike Forster




Website ManagerRegional Bee Inspector
Stephen Green
webmaster@gbka.org.uk
Colin Pavey
01989 740864 or 
07775 119471 (mobile)