Honey Show 2018

Just to remind all PBKA members that the annual PBKA Honey Show is on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre, Scolton Manor.

The Exhibition Room at the Centre will be open shortly after 9am and your entries should be available for staging by 10am to allow the judging to start promptly at 11am. We hope to see as many of you as possible put in an entry or two this year, especially after such a fruitful season!

Would all the winners of cups and trophies last year, please ensure they bring them to the Honey Show suitably cleaned!!

Note that you don’t have to put in an entry to come along to the Honey Show and we would be delighted to see you if you just want to have a look at the entries, or fancy a cuppa and a chat! Further details to follow!

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact the Apiary Manager on pbkaapiarymanager@live.co.uk

Wasp alert!

Wasps are making their appearance felt now around the hives.

To keep the pesky invaders out:

Reduce the entrance size of the hive, probably opened fully during the recent hot weather, to give the bees a smaller area to defend.

Put out wasp trapswasp trap (Mobile)these can be bought or easily made with a jam jar with a hole made in the lid or from a plastic drinks bottle as shown. Jam attracts wasps, but not bees.  Do not use honey in the bait of course.

Be tidy and keep rubbish away from the apiary, which could attract wasps and other pests!

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