Welcome to the website for the Cornwall Beekeepers Association. The CBKA is a charitable organisation which exists to promote all aspects of beekeeping in Cornwall. Like most county beekeeping associations it is affiliated to the British Beekeepers Association which represents the interests of beekeepers nationally.
For the first time in millions of years the honeybee needs the beekeeper, and support from the general public, in order to survive the many trials it now faces (most of them due to human intervention); the ravages of the parasite Varroa, the loss of foraging habitat, and the overuse of chemicals and pesticides in farming being the biggest problems.
We aim always to address some of these problems through information and education, and hope that you find our website useful in achieving this. In addition, it is our purpose as an association to act not just for the benefit of current beekeepers in Cornwall, but also to encourage potential beekeepers of the future and to help everyone interested in preserving and protecting our honeybees find a way to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact any group or person featured here to answer your questions or to give you assistance.
Mary Trace, President Cornwall Beekeepers Association