Asian Hornet alert!

Asian Hornet
We have received a request from the National Bee Unit to ask everyone to keep an eye open for the Asian Hornet.
A nest was recently found near Tamworth, and it’s around this time of year that people start seeing the workers. It has been found that they don’t hawk outside hives that often and the best place to see them is on ivy flowers or fallen fruit. If you could please spend 20 minutes/ half an hour looking at a nice sunny patch of ivy it would be very helpful. If you do see anything, then please let us know so we can advise the Bee Inspector.  A photo / sample would also help greatly with positive identification.

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Honey Kitchen’s ‘5 Star’ rating!

As the highest rating that can be achieved, this demonstrates outstanding food hygiene standards and the determination of the PBKA to maintain the Honey Kitchen as a centre of excellence!

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‘PBKA Centenary’ clothing

Now don’t just ‘bee’ the part, look the part with the ‘PBKA Centenary’ logo!
The Association has teamed up with one of our members who operates ‘T’s R Us’ to provide members with clothing that carries the PBKA Centenary logo. You can even purchase an embroidered badge and they will sew it on to your beesuit.
Simply call in to any of the ‘T’s R Us’ outlets at Prendergast, Haverfordwest, Rumbleway Service Station, Lake Drive, New Hedges, Tenby or Laws Street, Pembroke Dock, mention that you are a member of the PBKA [non-members can also purchase clothing and logo of course!] to choose from a vast range of quality clothing that ‘T’s R Us’ will then embroider with the logo.
Prices: ITEM RRP
ONE COLOUR HOODY £25.00
LADY’S HOODY £25.00
TWO COLOUR HOODY £27.00
ZIPPED HOODY £27.00
TEE SHIRTS £15.00
POLO MEN £17.00
POLO WOMEN £17.00
FLEECES £25.00
GILET £25.00
LADY’S VARSITY JACKET £30.00
BEE SUIT BADGE £10.00

KIDS ONE COLOUR
HOODY £20.00
KIDS TWO COLOUR
HOODY £22.00
TEE SHIRTS £12.00
POLO SHIRTS £15.00

And just to make your day complete and to see just how attractive the logo is, your Committee has braved the camera to show you:

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BBC report on the concern over spread of AFB in Wales

Concern has been growing over the spread of a deadly disease among the Welsh bee population.

American Foulbrood (AFB) is a highly-infectious disease which is caused by a spore-forming bacteria transferred to the bees through infected food.

It is described as the most widespread and destructive of all the bee brood diseases with no cure.

If detected the whole hive including the bees and honey have to be destroyed.

See the BBC article here.

Also, an interview with Paul Eades, PBKA Apiary Manager on BBC Radio Wales this morning, (Friday 16th August) at 2 hrs 26 mins 50sec.

Plus, a report on BBC TV’s, Wales Today, at 6.30pm this evening (Note this programme was not broadcast due to technical problems at the BBC, we will advise rescheduling in due course)

Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, once again reminds all of its members to register on Beebase

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