About us and who’s who

Maldon Beekeepers, welcomes all those who have an interest in bees, the conservation of bees, and other pollinators, and those who support the work we do.

We are involved with a range of local organisations and can be seen at a number of local events as well as the Essex county Honey Show.

If you wish to contact us, please use our general enquiries email below.

Email – general enquiries


For specific enquiries, here is a list of our committee members and their relevant responsibilities.  In the first instance, contact the secretary.



The secretary receives all correspondence for the division and disseminates this as required. They are the first point of contact for the division having access to a wealth of information.


Gary Spicer

Gary is responsible for all matters relating to the funding of the Division, as well as supporting the training that is undertaken, both for potential beekeepers as well as existing beekeepers.

Carter’s Apiary Manager – Maldon

John Ferguson:  

John looks after our divisional apiary at the far western point of the district in Langford.  The apiary is located at Museum of Power.

John is an authorised Divisional Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.

Honorary President

Roy Carter

Roy is our Honorary President and a very experienced beekeeper.  


Glenn has been a beekeeper for some 10 years and has been Trustee and Chair for the division during this period of time. Glenn works full time and has taken on responsibility of Trustee and is our divisional representative with Essex Beekeepers.

All our beginner training is undertaken by Glenn who is a qualified trainer.

Glenn is also an authorised Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers as well as an authorised Swarm Collector for BBKA.


David Mills

David (right) trying to demonstrate how to put out a smoker to one of our new beekeepers!

As our Chairman, David heads our ongoing strategy and development, keen to develop the division into the best in the county. As a young beekeeper, having only kept bees for 2 years, David is keen on training opportunities both in the classroom and the field.

David is an authorised Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.

Committee Members

Ron Pratt
The Committee meets once a month, usually either before or after the Divisional meeting or apiary meeting.
Divisional meetings are held at The OAKhouse, High Street, Maldon CM9 5PR – 7.30pm for 8pm start.
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