Llanion Visitors to Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre

On Monday June 18th a group of fifteen from Llanion, as part of the Pembroke Dock Midsummer Festival and organised by Llanion Communities First, enjoyed a morning learning about bees.  This started with identification of bumble bees facilitated by representatives from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and at noon they visited our beekeeping centre at Scolton Manor.  John Dudman provided them with a summary of the natural history on the honeybee followed by a short walk to see the hives from the public viewing path and then they saw and had explained the live video feeds in what will become the honey workshop.  As an unexpected treat (!) they were able to see not one but two swarms hanging in a tree.  The morning was sponsored by The Cooperative’s Plan Bee campaign.