About us

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 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

PresidentChairVice Chair
Michael Hunt

Chris Strudwick
88 Hucclecote Road
Gloucester, GL3 3RU
Will O’Brien

Hon. Gen. SecretaryHon. Treasurer
Marin Anastasov
The Cross, 1 West End,
Cherry McClarron

Executive Committee

Branch DelegatesTreasurers
Cheltenham & GloucesterMike ForsterDavid Miller
Dean ForestRobert SnowdonKevin Karney
NewentBernie DanversTim Fewell
North CotswoldSarah FoulkesJulia Edwards
Cirencester & districtChris StrudwickGeoff Cox
South GloucestershireTBADavid Hardie-Brown
StroudChristine HancockCherry McClarron
Examinations Sec &
Auctions Contact
Delegate to the
MSWCC Delegate
Bernie Danvers
120a Ruspidge Road
GL14 3AG
01594 825063
Di Webb

Mike Forster
Liz Gardner

Website ManagerRegional Bee Inspector
Stephen Green
Colin Pavey
01989 740864 or 
07775 119471 (mobile)