Cumbria Beekeepers Association is run by a committee of officials elected at the AGM each year. All members can stand for election at the AGM.  Members are welcome to contact the county officials directly, however the local branches will normally be the first point of contact

County Officials

Cumbria President
Walter McPhee – Carlisle

Stephen Barnes – Cockermouth & Keswick

Chair of the Executive Council
Margaret Riches – Penrith

Vice Chair of the Executive Council
Ian Gregory – Cockermouth

Karen Heskin – Carlisle

Melanie Vincent – Cockermouth

Executive Council also includes

Andy Smith – Whitehaven
Charles Payne – Keswick & Carlisle
Mike Harper – Keswick
Pat Norris – Penrith & Keswick
Dominic Rhodes – Penrith
Peter Weatherill – Cockermouth

Plus two members from each branch

Membership Secretary

Peter Weatherill

Life Members of Cumbria BKA
J Skinner ~ N R Mills ~ J Harris ~ S Beattie ~ V Sullivan ~ Ian Gregory

Cumbria Bee Times – Editor
Ian Gregory

BBKA – Examination Secretary
Karen Heskin


Bee Inspectors

Regional Bee Inspector
Mark McLoughlin
Tel: 07500 891425

BeeBase Registration
National Bee Unit Tel: 0300 3030094

Spray Liaison Officers
These are arranged at branch level
Please contact your nearest Branch Secretary