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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. 

A copy of the current constitution can be be viewed here - WD Constitution

Committee Members


Grahame Pinches

41 John Colligan Drive, Cleator Moor

CA25 5JX

Tel: (01946) 812100 / 07927 385188


Debbie Keighley


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) 862098


Peter Broadbent

Karen James

Andy Smith

Graham Hogg

Jeanne Clements

Matt Davies

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

Tel: (01204) 381186


Cumbria Seasonal Bee Inspector
Julia Hoggard
Mobile No: 07900 394303


BeeBase Registration

National Bee Unit Tel: (01904) 462510