fonds YBKA - Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Archive

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Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Archive


  • 1949 (Creation)

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0.01 cubic metres

1 volume

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Administrative history

The Yorkshire Beekeepers Association (YBKA) was founded on 22 July 1882 as an affiliate of The British Beekeepers Association (founded 1874). At its foundation it had 66 members, rising to 83 within the first year.

It was quickly realised that Yorkshire was too large a county to have only one beekeeping body and the decision was taken to create smaller local branches of the main YBKA. There are presently 22 branches, including Beverley, Leeds, York, Scarborough, Darlington, Bradford, Sheffield and Doncaster.

The Association is governed by an elected council and holds an annual convention for its members, as well as producing a monthly newsletter. It also holds an Annual Honey Show at which the Horsman Cup is presented by the Association for the best exhibit of Light Honey.

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The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 2013.

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Year book of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association, 1949.


Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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  • English

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ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by S. A. Shearn, 05.10.16.




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