Training events being held by Carmarthen and District Beekeeping Association

Two events are being held in Carmarthen at https://www.sabrainpubs.com/tafarntanerdy

The first speaker this autumn will be Ian Reader of Carmarthenshire County Council on Monday 10th October.
‘Selling honey and the Law’. Starts 7pm for 7.30pm – talk followed by Q&A session.
Content will be:
☆ Food labelling
☆ Food Composition
☆ Food hygiene
☆ Other consumer topics.

On Monday 24th October is Dr Andrew Lucas of the NRW talking on ‘Insectageddon’ – what we know, and what we can do’
Again 7 for 7.30pm, talk followed by Q&A session.

Final apiary training meeting of the season this Sunday, 25th September!

The final beekeeping meeting this season for both Beginners and Improvers at Scolton Manor, will be this Sunday 25th September 2022. The meeting will commence as usual at 2pm, weather permitting.

Note that apiary meetings are for PBKA members only.

If you are known to suffer from severe allergic reactions to bee stings, you must advise us of this, or of any other condition, which could pose a significant risk.

For further details please contact: pbkaapiarymanager@live.co.uk

To check out the PBKA website, go to https://pbka.info/

Or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PembsBeekeepers with up to date news and events.

The National Honey Show webinar on September 15th with Bob Maurer

Join us for a webinar on Sep 15, 2022 at 7:30 PM BST.

Register now!

The National Honey Show is held over 3 days in October at Sandown Park Racecourse. It is the UK’s premier honey show with International Classes, Lectures and Workshops. Bob will give a brief history of this prestigious show as it approaches its centenary, with some tales from behind the scenes.

Bob has been a beekeeper for over 20 years. He has an interest in microscopy and has written a book about simple microscopy for beekeepers. He is a Master Beekeeper and currently Chair of Surrey Beekeepers Association and Chair of BeeCraft Magazine.

Bob has been Chair of the National Honey Show since 2013, although he has worked on the show for most of his time as a beekeeper. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers (a sponsor of the National Honey Show).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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UPDATE re Training Meeting – Sunday 4th September @ 2pm (+ deliveries!)

Please note that the next beekeeping meeting for both Beginners and Improvers is at Scolton Manor, on Sunday 4th September 2022, commencing at 2pm.

Note that apiary meetings are for PBKA members only.

Access to the apiaries is only at pre-arranged times when a PBKA Committee member (or Committee approved PBKA Member) is present.

Please ensure you bring the necessary protective gear with you to meetings; e.g. bee suit, gloves (e.g. Marigolds), and suitable footwear which will cover your ankles (e.g. wellingtons: not Crocs!); or you will not be allowed access to the apiary. If you are a beginner and do not have a bee suit, please advise us beforehand if possible.

NB. George Durham will be attending to deliver orders, eg. Apivar varroa treatment, honey jars, Invertbee feed, etc. So, if you have any requirements, please contact George asap on 07855 677890.

Please note that pets and young children are not allowed and any young people (12 to 18) attending must be participants in the activity. It is recommended that you do not wear perfume, aftershave, hairspray, etc. as bees have a very well developed sense of smell and may take an unwelcome interest in you!

If you are known to suffer from severe allergic reactions to bee stings, you must advise us of this, or of any other condition, which could pose a significant risk.

For further details please contact: pbkaapiarymanager@live.co.uk

To check out the PBKA website, go to https://pbka.info/

Or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PembsBeekeepers with up to date news and events.