The Hertfordshire Beekeepers Association is divided into seven branches:

These branches hold their own meetings throughout the year. Anyone interested in bees is welcome to attend. Most branches have their own websites containing more detailed information.  See our Contact Us page for details of your nearest branch.

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Oonagh Gabriel

We are sorry to announce that Oonagh Gabriel died on the weekend of 4/5 September. Oonagh was a very active member of SW Herts BKA for many years and then enjoyed Bishops Stortford BKA when she moved to Much Hadham. She will be well remembered for her devoted work as County Secretary for many years. She was an enthusiastic teacher of beekeeping and took an active part in events such as the Herts County Show and Herts Honey Show, often winning prizes.

The funeral service will be at Parndon Wood Crematorium, Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, Essex CM19 4SF on Friday 30th September at 10.45am.

The family requests that floral tributes are restricted to immediate family only. However, if you wish to make a donation to their nominated charity (Breast Cancer Research UK) then there will be envelopes at the service for cash or cheques. Alternatively you can donate online via their website: breastcancernow.org

Afterwards there will drinks and sandwiches in the Prince of Wales pub, Green Tye, Much Hadham, Herts SG10 6JP.

The family want this day to be very much a celebration of Oonagh’s life as she would have wished. Therefore are asking that people wear bright colours or something colourful in memory of her.

Please let John Palombo (secretary@hertsbees.org.uk) know if you intend to attend so that he can pass details back to the family for catering purposes.