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.

Secretary, Training and Swarm Co-ordination

Carlie Mayes

Carlie receives all correspondence for the division and disseminates this as required.

As the Swarm Co-ordinator, Carlie receives and allocates authorised Swarm Collectors (beekeepers) during the Swarm Season – April to July – to attend swarm calls. Carlie can also advise on problems associated with other bees, such as bumblebees and solitary bees. We do not deal with wasp problems, however, we do have members who have experience and expertise in this area.


Jo Boden
Jo 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.  Jo is also an authorised Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.

Carter’s Apiary Manager – Maldon

Darren Burge:  07565 528605
Assistant:  Carlie Mayes – 07979 862952

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.

Glenn Mayes (L) Darren Burge (C) Zoe Bridges (R)

The Folly Apiary Manager – Maldon

John Ferguson:  07565 528605
Assistant:  vacant

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.   This will become an alternative training apiary as this site develops.
John is an authorised Divisional Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.

Arcadia Road Apiary Manager – Burnham on Crouch

Peter Davidson:  01621 786380 – 07733 410645 peter@dmbka.org.uk
Assistant:  Ron Pratt

Peter undertakes the overseeing of the management of the Divisional Apiary in Maldon based at the Arcadia Road Allotment Site.
Peter is an an authorised Divisional Swarm Collector as well as an authorised BBKA Swarm Collector

Peter Davidson tending one of his many hives across the Dengie peninsular

Honorary President

Roy Carter – roy@dmbka.org.uk 
Roy is our Honorary President and a very experienced beekeeper.  

Roy Carter


Kate Tuerena

Kate has been a beekeeper for some 4 years and gained much experience across the division having been secretary for a year and swarm collector for the past two.  Although Kate works full time she has taken on the responsibility of Trustee and is our Divisional representative with Essex Beekeepers, taking forward and looking after the interests of this Division at County level.  Kate is also some what of an expert when it comes to making mead.
Kate is also an authorised Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.
Kate Tuerena racking off mead!
Kate, our 3M specialist, racking off some cyser



Glenn Mayes – 01245 381577 – 07826 339498  chairman@dmbka.org.uk
As our Chairman, Glenn heads our ongoing strategy and development as well as doing the training of new beekeepers.
Glenn is an authorised Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.

Glenn Mayes


If you would like to be involved with any of our work parties, or on the committee, please email:     chairman@dmbka.org.uk

Committee Members:

James Scott – is an authorised Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.
Ron Pratt – is an authorised Swarm Collector for Maldon Beekeepers.
Vicky Blackmore – looks after our social media
The Committee mets 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
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