Results of Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association 2017 Honey Show

Judges: Ricky and Joyce Wilson

Class Results
Light Honey 1st – Alan Johnson (plus, Best Honey in Show)

2nd – Rob Gilbertson

3rd – David Thomas

Medium Honey 1st – Rob Gilbertson
Granulated Honey 1st – David Thomas

2nd – Peter Dent

3rd – Brighid Southwell

Creamed Honey 1st – Paul Eades
Novice Class 1st – Rob Gilbertson

2nd – Stefan Thomas

3rd – Brighid Southwell

Frame of honey 1st – Paul Eades (plus, Best Exhibit in Show)
Bottle of Dry Mead 1st – Paul Eades
Bottle of Sweet Mead 1st – Jeremy Percy

2nd – Paul Eades

Bottle of Flavoured Mead 1st – Jeremy Percy
Beeswax Plain 1st – Lesley Lewis

2nd – Peter Dent

Beeswax Fancy 1st – Lesley Lewis

2nd – Alyson Newis-Edwards

3rd – Alyson Newis-Edwards

Moulded wax blocks 1st – Lesley Lewis

2nd – Diane Corbett

3rd – Jeremy Percy

Beeswax Candles 1st – Peter Dent

2nd – Jeremy Percy

3rd – Lesley Lewis

Photograph related to Beekeeping 1st – Rob Gilbertson

2nd – Rob Gilbertson

Beekeeping equipment made by the exhibitor 1st – Peter Dent

2nd – David Thomas

Honey Cake 1st – Diane Corbett

2nd – Barbara Pegg

3rd – Brighid Southwell

Any other confection or bakery containing honey 1st – Lesley Lewis

2nd – Jeremy Percy

3rd – Barbara Pegg

 

Honey Show tomorrow!!

Just to remind you that the annual PBKA Honey Show is on tomorrow, Saturday 16th September 2017 at the Visitors’ Centre, Scolton Manor.

The Visitors’ Centre will be open by 9am for the receipt of entries by 10am, to allow the judging to start at 11am. We hope to see as many of you as possible put in an entry or two this year.

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

Please 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!

The show will also be open for public viewing at 12 noon!

Directions: As you enter the main gate at Scolton, turn left and follow the road down to the Visitor’s Centre ‘pay and display’ car park.

Click on Schedule for the Honey Show 2017 for full details.

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

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!!

Annual PBKA Honey Show – Saturday 16th September 2017

Just to remind all members that the annual PBKA Honey Show is on Saturday 16th September 2017 at the Visitors’ Centre, Scolton Manor.

The Visitors’ 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.

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!

Directions: As you enter the main gate at Scolton, turn left and follow the road down to the Visitor’s Centre pay and display car park.

Click on Schedule for the Honey Show 2017 for full details.

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

Colony stores shortage warning

Nectar flows have ceased and reports are coming in of bee colonies which are short of stores. It is also apparent that Wasps have been very populous in many areas and they too are desperate for nutrition so Beekeepers should be mindful of the need to protect hives from Wasp invasion particularly where feeding is taking place in the apiary.

Colonies particularly at Risk are:

• Bee Colonies where supers of honey have been removed this season and no feeding has taken place.

• Splits / Artificial Swarms and Nucleus colonies made up this year.

• Swarms collected this year where little or no supplementary feeding has taken place.

Immediate action:

• Firstly – Check all colonies feed levels by ‘hefting the hive’ – Check the weight of the colony by lifting below the floor on both sides of the hive to see how much it weighs. Where the hive is light, liquid feed should be applied directly above the bees. Remove any supers from above the brood box which are empty or have few bees in them. This will help the bees get to the food quickly.

• Feed can be sugar and water mixed at 2:1 ratio or one of the proprietary ready mixed syrups available.

• Fondant can be used in an emergency if nothing else is available – but liquid feed will be more appropriate at this time of the season.

• Large starving colonies of bees will take 1 gallon (Approx 5 Litres) of syrup very quickly – smaller colonies ½ gallon (Approx 2.5 Litres) may be sufficient to keep them going, but after feeding heft hives again and check the weight – if in doubt feed some more in a few days time.

Further information and Guidance:

Further information on supplementary feeding can be found on Beebase – Best Practice Guideline Number 7 – ‘Emergency Feeding’

http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=167

Annual PBKA Honey Show – Saturday 16th September 2017

Just to advise all members that the annual PBKA Honey Show is on Saturday 16th September 2017 at the Visitor’s Centre, Scolton Manor.

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.

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

The follow up Honey Lunch will be at Wolfscastle on Sunday 12th November, so pencil it into your diary if you would like to come…….further details to follow in due course!

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!

Directions: As you enter the main gate at Scolton, turn left and follow the road down to the Visitor’s Centre pay and display car park.

Click on Schedule for the Honey Show 2017 for full details.

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