Carlisle Beekeepers Association

Carlisle Beekeepers Association

The Carlisle Association was established in 1931 to promote beekeeping, bee health, and to help beekeepers through the dissemination of information and the purchase of equipment. Today our aims are much the same as they were then. We currently have around 100 members from north Cumbria and southern Scotland, and hold regular meetings and training courses to help develop beekeeping in the Carlisle area.

Objectives of Carlisle Association

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Carlisle Beekeepers Association has a series of winter meetings at Gosling Sike, Houghton, regular apiary days at Heathlands Farm, Harker Road Ends, plus the association attends a variety of agricultural and other shows.


Membership of Carlisle Beekeepers Association is open to anyone subscribing to the aims and constitution of the association.


Carlisle Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce that with support from Rockcliffe Parish Council and Cumbria Beekeepers Association we have ordered a new equipment shed for our apiary which will not only safeguard our equipment but shelter the outdoor seating area and free up indoor seating space in the clubhouse.”

Carlisle Beekeepers Association has a teaching apiary with working examples of all the main types of hive, a meeting room and workshop. Meetings are held at the apiary every two weeks from early April through to the end of September. The apiary is used for teaching, raising queens and for club meetings.

Help With Bees

Members requiring help or advice with their bees, please contact the Chairman, Robin MacLeod or the Secretary, Emma Keir.



If you think you may have a swarm of bees we may be able to help you.”



Carlisle Beekeepers Association has a series of winter meetings at Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Gosling Sike Farm, Houghton, CA3 0LD Regular apiary days are held at Laurie Brewis Trust, Heathlands Farm, Harker Road Ends, Carlisle, CA6 4HN.

The association also attends a variety agricultural and flower shows.

Association Equipment & Library

Carlisle Beekeepers Association has a number of extractors and other beekeeping equipment which can be lent out to members. The association also has library of beekeeping books and videos which can again be borrowed by current members.

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