Reference code(s): GB 0214 DBKG
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Glamorgan Counties Beekeepers' Association records
Short Title: Glamorgan Counties Beekeepers Association records
Creation date(s): 1919-1984
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.07 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Glamorgan Counties Beekeepers'Association
Administrative/Biographical history: The Glamorgan Beekeepers' Association was formed in 1880, to development co-operation amongst beekeepers and interchange of ideas and experience, to improve standards of beekeeping by circulating information and organising meetings and lectures, to encourage research for the advancement of all aspects of beekeeping, and to promote schemes to improve the marketing of honey and other products of the bee. Three branches were formed within the association, which in 1974 assumed the boundaries of the counties of Mid, South and West Glamorgan. In 1984, the branches became independent bodies, and the Glamorgan Beekeepers' Association, now unnecessary, was disbanded.
Scope and content/abstract: Glamorgan Counties Beekeepers' Association, minutes of annual general meetings and council meetings, 1922-1984; annual reports, 1921-1973; cash books, 1919-1964; lists of officers and members, and correspondence concerning membership, 1977-1983; correspondence and financial records relating to the Midland and South Western Counties beekeeping conventions, 1933, 1955, 1964-1984; publications, 1939-1984; and notebook containing sketch plans of bee hives with measurements, [c. 1975].
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: papers relating to the constitution and rules; minutes and reports; financial records; membership records; correspondence; publications; and other records.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the conditions of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private source, 1993.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Glamorgan Counties Beekeepers' Association; West Glamorgan Beekeepers Association (www.geocities.com/westglambeekeeping/), viewed 3 December 2003.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: December 2003