Avon Beekeepers Website

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We have dedicated swarm managers that have a list of local beekeepers available for swarm collection. If you have a swarm, please use the link above to contact the swarm manager on duty; do not contact individual beekeepers directly. Whilst beekeepers in general collect swarms as a service, not using the link above has in the past overloaded members that have limited time and resources at their disposal.

Welcome to Avon Beekeepers Association (“ABKA”)

There are five branches in the Avon Beekeepers Associations that serve beekeepers in Bath and Bristol and their surrounding districts and the local authority areas of BAINES and N. Somerset.

The Association is a registered charity that is affiliated to the British Beekeepers Association (“BBKA”) as an Area member. Members of ABKA with bees are automatically registered with BBKA.

Charitable objectives of ABKA

The Association is established to advance the science of Apiculture and to promote and foster the education of the public therein. The Association may co-operate with bodies with kindred interests and make appropriate affiliations in order to achieve this.

The Branches

In order to provide some guidance on which branch may suit you best the postal district that members of the branch mainly, but not exclusively, live in are set out below. Even though you may not live in the postal districts mentioned you may join any of the branches that you may prefer.

Bath Branch:

Postal districts: BA1 to 3, BA11-15, BS30, BS31, BS37, BS39, SN13, and SN14
Web site: http://www.bathbeekeepers.com/

Blagdon & Clevedon Branch:

Postal districts: BS20-21, BS24-28, BS34, BS40, BS48, and BS49
Web site: http://northsomersetbeekeepers.org/

Bristol Branch:

Postal districts: BS1 to 6, BS10 to 16, BS20, BS27, BS32, and BS34 to 37
Web site: http://www.bristolbeekeepers.org.uk/

Keynsham Branch:

Postal districts: BA2, BS3 to 4, BS14-16, BS30, BS31, BS37, and BS39
Web site: http://www.avonbeekeepers.co.uk/keynsham.html

Weston- Super-Mare Branch:

Postal districts: BS21-26, BS29, and BS49
Web site: http://www.avonbeekeepers.co.uk/weston.html

Click on here for a map

ABKA Secretaries are:

ABKA General Secretary
Elizabeth Stephens
phone:    07877 942172
Bath branch
Nigel Hurst mobile:    07877 329 696
Blagdon & Clevedon branch
Janet McCulloch phone:    01275 844 607
Bristol branch
Sue Jones
mobile:    07813 306 882

Keynsham branch
Paule Pimble
phone:    0117 9868966
evening:  0117 9613278
Weston-super-Mare branch
Ian Firth phone:    01934 844 232
mobile:    07904 855 004


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