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Whitehaven Beekeepers Association is run by a committee of officials elected at the AGM each year. All members can stand for election at the AGM. 

Committee Members



Grahame Pinches

41 John Colligan Drive, Cleator Moor

CA25 5JX

Tel: (01946) 812100 / 07927 385188


Richard Robinson

Moresby Parks, Cumbria, CA28 8UZ


Membership Secretary

Piers Manson

56 Meadowfield, Gosforth, Cumbria,

CA20 1HU

Tel: (019467) 25074

Social Secretary

Sarah Richards

Hawes Farm, Kirkland, Frizington, Cumbria, CA26 3YA

Tel: (01946) 861974

Special Projects

Dominic Rhodes


Swarm Collection Volunteers

We are currently experiencing a large quantity of calls to swarms which when we attend turn out to be Bumblebees, in most cases we are unable to help with these as Bumblebees are a protected species however guidelines can be found at the following address -               

If you find a swarm - firstly don't worry the likelihood of being stung is very small.  Secondly contact one of the volunteer swarm collectors in your area from the BBKA Website - 


Bee Inspectors

Regional Bee Inspector
Ian Molyneux
Tel: (01204) 381186


Cumbria Seasonal Bee Inspector


BeeBase Registration

National Bee Unit Tel: (01904) 462510


If you would like to contact Whitehaven Beekeepers Association with any suggestions or are interested in keeping bees, or having a beekeeper keep bees on your property please  fill in your details and message and click  the Submit button


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