Chairperson: Barry Griffiths

Hon. Treasurer: David Pitcher

Hon. Secretary: Peter McFadden
01492 650851

Apiary Manager: Kevin Jones

NW Wales Seasonal Bee Inspector: Jonathan Garratt
07775 119479

NE Wales Seasonal Bee Inspector: Tony Davis
07900 166018

Wales Seasonal Bee Inspector contact details and inspection areas (July 2011)

26 Responses to Contact

  1. foyab collins says:

    i am a young Cameroonian beekeeper wishing to work in cooperation with you people.
    i wish to be receiving information and while not other assistance from your association.
    yours faithfully,
    foyab collins

  2. Jeanne Courter says:

    On the internet I found a presentation “Four things to do with a Snelgrove board (all of them polite”. It has the notation on the first slide as follows: “Talk to Conwy Beekeepers’ Association 17th March 2008”. The author’s name is not included and I am wondering if you can provide the author’s name and affiliation, and, if available, contact information. Many thanks for any assistance you can provide.
    I am a beekeeper in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A..

    • secretary says:

      Hallo Jeanne,
      Thanks for your message. The talk was given by Wally Shaw from Anglesey BKA. He has published his work in the Welsh BKA magazine. His email address is (just add w before alter to make walter)
      Hope your bees are doing well. Ours are very busy.

  3. Jeanne Courter says:

    Many thanks! My one hive is very strong so I’m trying Method II (used when swarm cells are found) to try to prevent swarming. We did the first rearrangement this past Saturday (putting the Snelgrove board in) so we’re right in the thick of it!!

  4. gill cuthbertson says:

    It was oh, so early in the season to find occupied (but unsealed) queen cells. Holly and I managed to go through the process of an artificial swarm (we had to read the instructions many times and draw diagrams with coloured felt-tips) only to find that they had swarmed anyway. This was three weeks ago. A week later I opened up the hive which did have two sealed queen cells – thank you to Jonathan Garrat for his time and advice. Today I looked and couldn’t see a queen, then couldn’t see any eggs or anything. Is it still too early or have I made a grave error of judgement?
    What’s this about a Snelgrove board?

    • secretary says:

      Wait awhile and you’ll probably find eggs and larvae. Snelgrove is a complicated system of swarm control. Some people take to it, a lot don’t. See Information Station for Wally Shaw’s writeup on Snelgrove.

  5. Ali Davies says:

    You may already have seen this, but just in case here’s a link to a recent BBC website report, where they are asking for honey samples for research:

    • secretary says:

      Thanks for this interesting link Ali. Members of Conwy BKA sent samples of their honey to Prof. Rose Cooper at Cardiff in 2010 for analysis, to determine if they have any therapeutic benefit. We will encourage them to do the same again this year. We haven’t found any wonder honeys in Conwy yet.

  6. Hilary williams/tudnofm says:

    I am a researcher for the community radio Tudno Fm we would welcome a representative, or 2/3 from your beekeepers, to please come on one of our shows to talk about, beekeeping, & the honey fair etc, please email me

  7. Julia says:

    Dear sir/madam,

    I would like to know whether it is possible to buy honey on days other than 13 September this year? Does the Beekeepers’ association have a shop somwhere in Conwy/Llandudno?

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Kind regards

    • secretary says:

      We wil be having a honey stall at the Conwy Feast on 22nd and 23rd October in Conwy town. See Our stall will be in the Bees and Trees tent on the Quay. ]
      We have had a very good honey crop this year and more local honey should be in the shops. My own honey is on sale in the village shop in Rowen near Conwy.

  8. bill kunst says:

    I am looking for places to purchase Heather Honey on the east coast , usa if possible.

  9. Ian Nicholls says:

    I am a new bee keeper and a new member. Can you tell me when the next apiary meeting is

  10. Louise Taylor says:

    Are you running any beginners beekeeping courses this year please? Thank you louise

    • secretary says:

      Thanks for your message via our website Louise. Please see for details of courses: a one weekend taster course in September and a full winter evening course starting in September. Do try to visit us at the Conwy Honey Fair on Sat. 13th September. It’s a great event.

  11. David John Plester says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I am looking to get involved with beekeeping. Considering joining Conwy beekeepers, are you running any beginner courses in the near future?
    Many thanks david

    • secretary says:

      Thanks for you message. The winter evening course starts on Tuesday 16th September. See or phone 01492 651106 to book a place. Places are available. It’s a popular, long established course. Hope you decide to join Conwy Beekeepers. Do visit us at the Honey Fair on Sat.13th September

  12. Thina Rees says:

    Hello I am looking for local honey and a little royal jelly we live in Rhos on Sea . Thank you for your time

  13. Eirawen lewis says:

    Hi Peter. Can I pick you brains please. I’ve a new nuc bee here 12 days. On inspection yesterday there is a large area above centre frames of honey cone and dripping with honey . Do I remove this? Also just removed bottom solid floor to allow air this covered in honey, pollen and sugar crystals. Some small area of mite. I have not added a super as only removed feed yesterday. I gave them a gallon. Thank you Eirawen

  14. Emma Bailey says:

    We would like to purchase our first bees and live in Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant. We do not want bees from another area in the UK and wondered if anyone can help.

    • secretary says:

      Thanks for your message Emma. I’ve forwarded your enquiry to Meirionydd Beekeepers’ Association and to South Clwyd. I’m not sure which association looks after Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant

  15. Arwel Owen says:

    Hi. Wondering if it is ok to attend the club meetings for some experience with tge plan to keep bees in the future. Thank you Arwel

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