Contact Us

Posted on: November 24th, 2011 by

General Contacts:  Kate Bowyer

President: Lindsay Bryning

Chair: Kate Bowyer

Secretary: Maggie Freegard

Editor An Hes: Barbara Barnes:

Librarian: Jenny Lewis

Treasurer: Graham Caines

Membership Secretary Mac Rowley Hawkins

Education Coordinator and Apiary Manager Anne McQuade

members wishing to borrow equipment should contact the Secretary


22 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Bob Black had this to say about that:

    You had a great article on simple swarm control at : but its now disappeared. whats the new link ?

  2. Rosie Schneider had this to say about that:

    I wonder if you can help me? I am currently a student at Camborne College doing a project and exhibition piece on Colony Collapse Disorder. I wondered if any of your members may have any dead bees that they are able to save for me? Also some honeycomb? I would be most grateful for any assistance that you can give me.

    My phone number is 01736 787872.

    Kind regards,

    Rosie Schneider

  3. Rose had this to say about that:

    Have hive of bees in stack of round bale silage which became exposed when top bale was removed. Bees seem calm to be near and took a sample of honey comb- very nice.Have covered with ply wood but will be using silage over winter. Your advice would be welcome.Rose

    • Bernie had this to say about that:

      Please contact our swarm co-ordinator Tamsin Harris 01736 850692 who will be pleased to help.

  4. Hazel Vallis had this to say about that:

    Hi this is a good site which is easy to use thank you.

    This is by way of a small reminder – In the events & meetings section there is only mention of the Rosewarne apiary. I was looking for details of the new apiary site near Penzance. It would be useful to have the address with postcode and/or map ref / directions.
    I realise it is alot of work to ensure the web-site is current, please regard this reminder as positive feed-back. Thanks Hazel

    • Barbara had this to say about that:

      Hi Hazel – just trying to work out how to do this – advanced content management (for me anyway!)

  5. Medina Jarrett had this to say about that:

    Hi, This is just a quick enquiry. Malletts will be taking part in a Garden Festival on Lemon Quay in July and would very much like to use the opportunity to help raise awareness of ‘the plight of the humble Bee’.

    I wondered if you would be able to supply us with any leaflets that customers could help themselves to with regard to Keeping Bees, or at least to educate them on how to help them in their hour of need, and to draw their attention to the fact that they have such a huge effect on all of our lives. Would you be able to supply us with anything like that at all? Even some membership forms they could take away with them would be good. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in antisipation.
    Medina Jarrett

    • Barbara had this to say about that:

      Hi Medina. Can you let me have an address and I will see what we can find for you – what is the date of your event? Barbara

  6. Karen Llewellyn had this to say about that:

    Hi there,

    I work at a Community Allotment Garden, in Penzance. We would like to have some bees/hives on site would anybody like to come and give us some advice or have an out apiary on our site? We look forward to hearing from you.
    kind regards, Karen

  7. Sue Harrison had this to say about that:

    We spoke to someone at the RCS last week and mentioned that we had a very bee-friendly garden and would be very happy if one of your members would like to place a beehive here. We have apple trees, are surrounded by approx 40 acres of grassland with 30 odd horses, untended hedgerows and plenty of wildflowers around. Water also. Our phone number is 01736 732201 number. We have some common land and this has plenty of brambles, self-seeded buddleia etc

  8. Hilary Harris had this to say about that:

    I am looking for a ‘taster’ day as a gift. Are there any available in Penzance area please.

  9. Heather hearl had this to say about that:

    We have honey bees in our bedroom fireplace chimney it is disused but we could unblock it .do you know of anyone that could help us please 01726860441

    • Anne had this to say about that:

      Judging from your phone number, I think you are in the St Austell area, while we are in WEst Cornwall.
      It is not easy to get bees out of a chimney especially if they have been there for a while. Have they just arrived?! if so, unblocking the chimney and lighting a fire might persuade them to go elsewhere (perhaps someone else’s chimney!)
      I would suggest that you contact Cornwall Beekeepers’Association which might have a member in your area who could offer advice, or google the British Beekeepers’ Association, go to the swarm page, put in your post code and you should learn of the nearest beekeeper who collects swarms. But if you can’t live with a swarm in your chimney, you might have to resort to a pest control officer.
      Good luck

  10. Sheena Thomasson had this to say about that:

    I am currently keeping an eye on the house of an old (92) friend who is in hospital and have discovered that there are a very large number of bees in one of her bedrooms. They seem to be getting in somewhere around the guttering of her dormer window. I have no idea what to do about them. Help!! My phone number is 01736 761904

  11. Anne had this to say about that:

    Details of the 2015 Bit of a Do will be published on the website in March.

  12. Paul wesson had this to say about that:

    I am based near PorthTowan and St Agnes and wondering I am able to join the west cornwall club? I am in the carrick and kerrier as default in location. YOur Web site is very good plus you have novice meetings and offer mentors.

    Please let me know



    • Bernie had this to say about that:

      You would be very welcome. I’d suggest you come along to one of our meetings – check out the calendar – and we would love to help you get started or improve your beekeeping.

  13. Caroline Peers had this to say about that:

    Hello. We have just acquired our first colony of bees and would like to join WCBKA. We live near Marazion. Could you let me know what is going on during the summer months please?

  14. Jackie Frost had this to say about that:

    I wonder if you can help. I have heard that there is a scheme where beekeepers can put their bees on your land and tend them and just pay the landowner the odd jar of honey. Do you know anything about this. We have 5 acres of land between Falmouth and Helston and are very interested in beekeeping, but do not feel ready or knowledgeable enough to take on a hive of our own. We would be happy to provide the land (and pollen) for a beekeeper.My email is

  15. Erica Duggan had this to say about that:

    Please can you give me the name and contact number for the West Cornwall Bee Inspector.
    Many thanks
    Erica Duggan

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