‘Bee Improvement for All’

We are looking forward to the ‘Bee Improvement for All’ day, aimed at encouraging beekeepers to improve their bees!

The event is being presented by Roger Patterson of the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) in conjunction with Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association (PBKA) tomorrow (Saturday, 22nd November) at the Picton Centre, Haverfordwest.

The event starts promptly at 9.30am and will finish at approximately 4.30pm.

The entry fee is £10 and there are still some places available, so if you are interested please contact Paul Eades, the PBKA Apiary Manager on 07988 037571. Note that tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.


John Dudman

As all PBKA members will know by now, our esteemed colleague and Secretary, John Dudman, will be leaving Pembrokeshire next week to move to Wiltshire. John of course has been a key figure in setting up training and seminars for many years and has also been very hands on with the apiary training sessions.

The PBKA would like to extend its sincere thanks and best wishes to John in his new home and I know that we all wish him and his good lady Deborah, the very best of luck in the future.

We will miss him!

In the interim, Paul Eades will be Acting Secretary, until a replacement can be found to fill the Secretary’s position.

Classroom Course
Classroom Course


Who Needs Manuka?

After Four Weeks
After Four Weeks Honey Treatment

Hywel Thomas of Boulston has an account, on his Goodwood Honey website, of how his honey was used to treat a wound on a horse’s fore leg.  Warning, the pictures show the wound before treatment.

Of course local honey is not just about treating wounds, as he says, it tastes good too!

Visit our Local Honey page to find where to buy Pembrokeshire honey.

Bee-Spoke Exhibition Wins Top Award!

Pembrokeshire County Council’s graphic design and sign units, who created the ‘Honey Kitchen’ and the ‘Bee Hive’ exhibition designs for the ‘Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre’ at Scolton Manor, have scooped a national award, winning ‘First Prize’ for the ‘Best Wide Format’ category at the recent APCOM (Association of Print and Communication Managers) annual awards at Manchester.

Gareth Johnson, Web Manager, said: “Although this is a team award, special recognition must go to our talented senior graphic designer Gary Matthews, whose creativity and inspiration has resulted in a brilliant piece of work.”

The exhibition shows the life cycle of the honey bee and honey production at Scolton Manor in an engaging way, which is accessible to families and visitors.

Paul Eades, Apiary Manager for Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association said: “Our warmest congratulations and thanks to the talented design and print team for this award and a fantastic job! The new ‘Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre’ is proving hugely popular, with the ‘Honey Kitchen’ and ‘Bee Hive’ exhibition definitely the jewels in its crown!”

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Pictured in the new Beekeeping Centre are (left to right): Gareth Johnson, web manager; Robert Benjamin, print unit manager; Paul Eades, PBKA apiary manager; Gary Matthews, senior graphic designer; Wayne Garnon, senior sign fabricator; Lee Kinsella, sign fabricator; and Mark Thomas, Scolton Manor Manager.