Geoff Bazin

It is with great sadness, that we must report that our good friend and fellow beekeeper Geoff Bazin, passed away last week.

Many of us have reasons to thank Geoff for getting us into beekeeping in the first place, due to his training sessions as Apiary Manager, down at Kethin’s Farm, which I am sure many of you will remember. An Essex man, Geoff used to holiday down here with his wife and was great friends with Ricky Wilson and Ian Richards. He subsequently decided to retire in Pembrokeshire and put his many years of beekeeping experience to good use, having worked with such greats as Ted Hooper and Clive De Bruyn.

Geoff was also the local Thornes agent for many years and many of us will have not only have bought equipment from him, but also received advice and practical assistance in putting it together!

Geoff was a passionate beekeeper who cared deeply about their welfare and of the importance of good training.

We will certainly miss him.

Geoff’s funeral is at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth on Saturday 23rd November at 1pm, with refreshments afterwards at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel in Narberth.

I am sure many of you will wish to go along and pay your respects.

 

PBKA Centenary Honey lunch – Sunday 17th November – Limited places left!

Would PBKA members please note, that the PBKA Centenary Honey lunch is on Sunday 17th November at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Treffgarne, so if you or your partner etc. wish to attend, please notify Christine Johnson asap of your menu choices and by 9th November at the latest, via email at pbkacentenary@gmail.com

PBKA Centenary Lunch Menu

1:00 for 1.30pm Sunday 17thNovember 2019

To start

  1. Cream of vegetable soup, rustic croutons
  2. Smoked Caesar salad Smoked chicken breast, croutons
  3. Squash, spinach risotto Parmesan crisp
  4. Smoked Salmon & prawn cocktail With Marie rose sauce

Mains

  1. Slow cooked Welsh brisket Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy
  2. Corn fed chicken breast Lemon & thyme stuffing, gravy
  3. Confit lamb shoulder Rosemary & orange stuffing, gravy
  4. Roast loin of pork Sage & onion stuffing, gravy
  5. Herb crusted cod White wine sauce, king prawns
  6. Wild mushroom wellington Vegetarian gravy

Sweet

  1. Sticky toffee pudding Butterscotch, vanilla ice-cream
  2. Triple chocolate brownie Raspberry Sorbet
  3. Baileys cheesecake, chocolate sauce, ginger biscotti
  4. Apple & mixed berry crumble Custard

3 courses £19.50

2 courses £15.50

PBKA Centenary Honey Show a triumph!!

The PBKA Honey Show held last Sunday was a triumph, worthy of the Association’s centenary!

The venue was The George’s in Market Street, Haverfordwest and certainly proved to be very popular with the large number of the public who came to admire the exhibits and try the different honey samples from around the County!

The quantity and quality of entries was very high, with the membership doing the Association proud.

Many thanks to everyone one who attended and particular thanks to all those members of the public who came along to try our wares and ask lots of questions about bees!

We hope to see you all again next year!

 

 

 

Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association – Centenary Honey Show – Sunday 27th October

Celebrating 100 years of beekeeping in Pembrokeshire, this year’s show is set to be a special event, where the public will be most welcome to come and celebrate with us in the relaxed atmosphere of The George’s, Market Street in Haverfordwest from 2pm to 4pm – FREE OF CHARGE!

All of the judged exhibits will be on show in the lovely light & airy rooms upstairs overlooking historic Market St and will include, not only an amazing array of honey and honey comb but, honey confectionery, cakes, wax sculptures, candles, mead, photography and bee keeping equipment. In fact all things BEE!

With honey to taste from all over Pembrokeshire, a quiz (with prizes) to enter, a FREE goody bag and lots of friendly beekeepers around to chat to, we do hope you’ll come along and help celebrate the association’s efforts to promote the education and health of honey bees in our beautiful county.

Oh, and the bar will be open for refreshments too.

We look forward to seeing you!

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‘Poster Competition’ for all children aged 11 and under!

CALLING ALL BUDDING YOUNG ARTISTS…. COMPETITION TIME……

Just to remind all children aged 11 or under, of our poster competition for the ‘PBKA Centenary Honey Show’ this coming Sunday 27th October at The George’s, Market Street, Haverfordwest.

We are looking for a special A4 poster to celebrate ‘100 years of beekeeping in Pembrokeshire’.

Entries can either be dropped off at The George’s in Haverfordwest, any time before Sunday 27th, or on the day if you prefer, when the doors are will be open for entries at 10am and should be in by 11am.

Please note that the Poster Competition is open to all children aged 11 or under, whether PBKA members or not!

The winning entry will receive a special prize and a VIP visit to the Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor, with afternoon tea!!

We look forward to seeing your entries!

Note that the Honey Show will be open to the general public between 2pm and 4pm – FREE OF CHARGE!

PBKA Centenary Honey Lunch at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Treffgarne – Sunday 17th November 2019

Would PBKA members please note, that the PBKA Centenary Honey lunch is on Sunday 17th November at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Treffgarne. If you or your partner etc. wish to attend, please notify Christine Johnson of your menu choices by 9th November at the latest, via email at pbkacentenary@gmail.com

PBKA Centenary Lunch Menu

1:00 for 1.30pm Sunday 17th November 2019

To start

  1. Cream of vegetable soup, rustic croutons
  2. Smoked Caesar salad Smoked chicken breast, croutons
  3. Squash, spinach risotto Parmesan crisp
  4. Smoked Salmon & prawn cocktail With Marie rose sauce

Mains

  1. Slow cooked Welsh brisket Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy
  2. Corn fed chicken breast Lemon & thyme stuffing, gravy
  3. Confit lamb shoulder Rosemary & orange stuffing, gravy
  4. Roast loin of pork Sage & onion stuffing, gravy
  5. Herb crusted cod White wine sauce, king prawns
  6. Wild mushroom wellington Vegetarian gravy

Sweet

  1. Sticky toffee pudding Butterscotch, vanilla ice-cream
  2. Triple chocolate brownie Raspberry Sorbet
  3. Baileys cheesecake, chocolate sauce, ginger biscotti
  4. Apple & mixed berry crumble Custard

3 courses £19.50

2 courses £15.50