Beginners’ Beekeeping Course – Saturday 21st March 2020

A one-day classroom based course for the complete beginner to beekeeping is scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020, to be held at the Picton Centre in Haverfordwest.

These courses have been very popular, giving many potential beekeepers the confidence to attend practical lessons with Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association.

If you want further details, or wish to book, please see the Introductory Beekeeping Course – 2020 for details.

Places are limited, so booking early is recommended!

PBKA AGM TONIGHT – REMINDER!

Just to remind all PBKA members that the Annual General Meeting is today, Wednesday 22nd January, at Haverfordwest Cricket Club, to commence promptly at 7.30pm.

Please see the AGM Notice and Agenda 2020, PBKA Minutes 2019 plus the new PBKA Membership Application Form 2020.

We hope to see as many PBKA members (and any potential new members) as possible attend and look forward to seeing you there.

Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association (PBKA) membership fees for 2020

Just to remind you that PBKA membership fees are now due for both renewals of existing and new members.

It is important to note that your Bee Disease Insurance (BDI) comes into force 40 days after payment, so to ensure continuity of cover, as well as access to PBKA activities, please complete and return the PBKA Membership Application Form 2020 as soon as possible and return to the Membership Secretary.

Printed copies will also be available at the AGM on Wednesday 22nd January, should you prefer.

PBKA AGM on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 @ 7.30pm

Would all PBKA members please note that the Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Wednesday 22nd January, at Haverfordwest Cricket Club, to commence promptly at 7.30pm.

The Agenda and Minutes of the previous meeting are to follow, plus the 2020 membership form.

We hope to see as many PBKA members (and any potential new members) as possible attend and we look forward to seeing you all.

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