Beginners’ Beekeeping Course – Saturday 15th April 2023

A one-day classroom based course for the complete beginner has been scheduled for Saturday 15th April 2023.

This course is run by Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, and has been very popular over the years, giving many potential beekeepers the confidence to proceed to practical lessons with Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association.

The cost for the day’s course is £37.50 for a single person, or £70 for a couple. and will be held at the Masonic Hall, Picton Place, Haverfordwest, SA61 2LE

Please note that places are limited, so early booking is recommended!

If you wish to attend the course, please contact Paul Eades at for details and an application form.



Reminder – WBKA Spring Convention – Saturday 25th March

Venue: Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY

Trade Hall opens 08.30am
Opening Addresses

With our larger venue at the RWAS showground you are bound to find something of interest. We have a full trade hall with a mix of traders and general interest stands.:

Abelo, BB Wear, BIBBA, B J Sherriff, C Arden Books, C Wynne Jones, Maisemore, Modern Beekeeping, Old Castle Farm Hives, Thornes Ltd, Wyefield Apiary, Bees Abroad, Bees for Development, NBU, Plant Life, Welsh Assembly Government, WBKA, Woodland Trust.

Places are still available on the two workshops, one on taking the BBKA Exam modules, led by Caroline Mullinex, £5, and one on Varroa Control, led by Lynfa Davies NDB, £20. To find out more and book your place contact me on the email below as places on the two workshops are limited

Below is the updated speaker program:

9.45-10.15: Tim Maile – Wax Chandlers opening talk

10.15-11.15: Wally Shaw ‘Honey Bee Nutrition’

11.30-12.30: Giles Budge – ‘Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus’, BDI sponsored lecture

1.45-2.45: Trisha Marlow – ‘Bees Abroad’

3.00-4.00: Bob Smith – ‘Beyond the Basics – beekeeping for improvers’

For more information read the article in the Welsh Beekeeper.

However for two hours of your time you could get in for free. A few stewards are still required to make sure that this event runs smoothly. If you would be prepared to join this group of volunteers send me an email stating when you could steward ie early/ mid/late. Stewarding starts at 8am and goes on until 4.30pm.

Jill Wheeler

WBKA Events Secretary