Would all those who are attending the Honey Lunch on Sunday, please note that it is 12.30pm for a 1pm start.
Would all those who are attending the PBKA Honey Lunch at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel on Sunday 12th November, please look at the Honey Lunch Menu and contact Barbara Pegg on 01437 563392 as soon as possible with your selection, in order to ensure speedy service on the day.
We look forward to seeing you on the 12th!
Note the time….12.30 for 1pm!
There’s one plant you should think twice about cutting back before winter! Look at this clip from BBC Autumnwatch to find out why!
An article from the BBC has expressed concern about the future of honey bees after a survey showed a “steady decline” in the honey crop.
The British Beekeepers Association says the average yield per hive in England and Wales was down by 2.3lb (1kg) this year from the previous year – and numbers have been dropping for decades.
Wales and south-west England were two of the lowest producers of honey while south-east England was the best.
We would be interested to hear the views of beekeepers in Pembrokeshire as well as other parts of the UK (and beyond) with their experiences!
A worrying Article from the BBC, highlights a serious decline in flying insects. Something that beekeepers and other interested parties have observed for some time, but new evidence now appears to confirm our fears!
Would all beekeepers please be advised of a recent Asian Hornet (Vespa Velutina) outbreak in Devon. It’s not that far away from the south Wales coast, so it is not inconceivable that it could make its way to us in Pembrokeshire.
It is recommended that you check out the link on the NBU website at http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=208 which also has instructions for making an Asian Hornet Monitoring Trap.
Further advice will follow in due course.
Would all beginners and improvers of the PBKA please note that tomorrow (Sunday 24th September) is the last apiary meeting of the season for BOTH GROUPS at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre, Scolton Manor. The meeting starts at the usual time of 2pm and we look forward to seeing you there.