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 any of 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 2019 – 2020
|Michael Hunt||Chris Strudwick|
88 Hucclecote Road
Gloucester, GL3 3RU
|Hon. Gen. Secretary||Hon. Treasurer|
The Cross, 1 West End,
|Cheltenham & Gloucester||Mike Forster||David Miller|
|Dean Forest||Robert Snowdon||Kevin Karney|
|Newent||Bernie Danvers||Tim Fewell|
|North Cotswold||Sarah Foulkes||Julia Edwards|
|Cirencester & district||Chris Strudwick||Geoff Cox|
|South Gloucestershire||TBA||David Hardie-Brown|
|Stroud||Christine Hancock||Cherry McClarron|
|Examinations Sec &|
|Delegate to the |
120a Ruspidge Road
|Website Manager||Regional Bee Inspector|
01989 740864 or
07775 119471 (mobile)