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

secretary@maldonbeekeepers.org.uk

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

Secretary

Katie Hall
secretary@maldonbeekeepers.org.uk

Katie receives all correspondence for the division and disseminates this as required. She is the first point of contact for the division having access to a wealth of information.

Katie is a young beekeeper with 2 years experience and is very keen to learn encouraging all our beekeepers to learn and build on their knowledge.

Treasurer

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

Darren Burge:  
darren@maldonbeekeepers.org.uk

Darren undertakes the overseeing of training and management of the divisional apiary in Maldon based at the Maldon Hall Allotment Site.

Darren is an authorised Divisional Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.

John Ferguson:  
john@maldonbeekeepers.org.uk

John looks after our divisional apiary at the far western point of the district in Hatfield Peverel.  The apiary is located on Hatfield Peverel Allotment Society land in Church Road, Hatfield Peverel.  

John is an authorised Divisional Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.

Honorary President

Roy Carter
roy@maldonbeekeepers.org.uk

Roy is our Honorary President and a very experienced beekeeper.  

Trustee

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.

Chairman

David Mills
chairman@maldonbeekeepers.org.uk

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
Neil Frost
Drew Symons
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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