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'Most of the activities beekeepers enjoy are run at local associations. These include; lectures, open-air summer apiary meetings, courses, parties, quizzes, auctions, etc. Members of these associations pay subscriptions which gives them a voice and a vote in their association affairs. From the subscription, a capitation fee is paid annually to the BBKA and those combined fees are the only reliable income received by the national body. The BBKA holds a comprehensive list of member associations detailed by UK County.'
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'The Scottish Beekeepers Association is the national body that represents Scotland's beekeepers within the UK, throughout Europe and globally.'
Access to details of Local Welsh Associations: 'Individual (Direct) Membership of the WBKA is possible, but most of the 1350 membership are indirect members in that they belong to one of the nineteen local independent beekeeping associations affiliated to the WBKA'.
'Its 5 branches cover Bath and Bristol and their surrounding districts and the local authority area of N. Somerset. This area was the extent of the old Avon County when it was created in the 1980s, mainly from the northern districts of Somerset. Since then the county boundaries have changed again and Avon County no longer exists, but the branches within ABKA carry on under the Avon banner, as an appropriate description of the catchment area.'
'Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association is organised into five branch areas, each with its own branch secretary and the branches organise their own programme of events throughout the year ... From September to April the meetings are usually at an indoor venue and consist of talks mainly, but not exclusively of a beekeeping or related nature.'
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Groups located throughout the county include: Launceston, Bodmin, Liskeard, Wadebridge, Roseland.
'Cumbria Beekeepers Association is the umbrella organisation for the five local branches of the British Beekeepers Association in Cumbria. It was formed originally after a meeting of nine beekeepers in Cockermouth in April 1901.' The Branches are: Carlisle, Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith, Whitehaven.
DBKA Events Calendar 'Members may attend meetings of any Branch, but it is advisable (and courteous) to contact the Branch Secretary first.'
'At the last count the Dorset BKA had about 340 members scattered among 6 branches ...'
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'Membership of The Essex Beekeepers' Association is through local groups, known as divisions, in: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Dengie & Maldon, Epping Forest, Harlow, Romford, Southend and Saffron Walden. These local groups meet on a regular basis, to share knowlege and experiences, run beekeeping courses and social events.'
There are four Associations in the Federation: Reading; Wokingham; South Chilterns; Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead.
'A warm welcome to the Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association - GBKA - with the principle object of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. The 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) that collectively make up the GBKA, carry on most beekeeping activities. Each branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions.'
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Details of Hampshire Beekeepers’ Local Associations.
'With twelve local beekeeping branches in the Kent Bee-keepers Association there are always lectures and demonstrations happening in Kent. News of events is published bi-monthly in the County newsletter which is distributed to all branch members or download from our website.'
'The Association covers the counties of Lancashire and part of Merseyside and has six Branches in total. Some of the Branches run courses for beginners and some also provide assistance for new members. All Branches have an Internet presence and provide programmes (e.g. meeting and event dates) on their own web sites and a programme of events is also held with us.'
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Lists occasional events organized by the County Association plus links to details of the activities of local Districts.
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Occasional County Association lectures plus access to details of the activities of the Association's Divisions: 'In order to localise activity and facilitate services to members, the Somerset Beekeepers' Association is split up into twelve Divisions.'
'Regular indoor meetings are held at Martlesham Heath and Bury St Edmunds with practical apiary meetings, social gatherings and events at other locations in the county during the year.'
'The Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is made up of eight divisions; Croydon, Epsom, Farnham, Guildford, Kingston, Reigate, Weybridge and Wimbledon ... Most events are run by the divisions – please check your local division's website for events near you.'
'The Sussex Beekeepers Association is for those in East Sussex who keep bees or who would like to start beekeeping. There are five local divisions, Brighton and Lewes, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Hastings and Rother, and High Weald. Beekeepers in West Sussex are served by our neighbour, the West Sussex Beekeepers Association which has three divisions, Chichester, Worthing, and Wisborough Green. Beekeepers in the Horsham and Crawley area have their own association known as the Central Sussex Beekeepers Association.'
'The Association was founded in 1879 and consists of eight branches covering the original county area of Warwickshire. Currently we have a growing membership with over 400 members.' Occasional lectures organized at 'County' level.