PBKA Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Would all PBKA members please note that the Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Wednesday 23rd January, at Haverfordwest Cricket Club, to commence promptly at 7.30pm.

Please see the agm notice and agenda 2019. The Minutes of the previous meeting, will be circulated in due course.

We hope to see as many PBKA members as possible attend and please bring your completed 2019 pbka membership form with you, together with the required amount, or you can sign up after the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you.

Honey Lunch

There are still a few places available for the Honey Lunch at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Treffgarne. Sunday 11th November, 1pm for 1.30pm. Please contact Lesley Lewis on 07817 951559 or email llewis6140@aol.com as soon as possible to secure your place!

Asian Hornet update

One of our bee inspectors advises that she has spent the best part of September in England chasing Asian hornets and the monitoring going on by the public has been variable. The only chance of preventing them from becoming a huge problem is to stop them early.
This is a link to the NBU Asian hornet trap
https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/downloadNews.cfm%3Fid%3D122&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwiB6r7BxNrdAhUGRBoKHfLMDwMQFjAAegQIBRAC&usg=AOvVaw3OJJgtczld3fdegpUk6fy6
Note that Asian hornets are apparently quite hard to ID when they’ve been in a trap for a while, so people need to have a good look.
https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/downloadDocument.cfm%3Fid%3D1111&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjfwNSnx9rdAhWozoUKHRryAW0QFjABegQIChAC&usg=AOvVaw24hja23fncO753eEKcMrEO
The most Asian Hornets have been seen on ivy and other forage, picking off flys and other insects (as this is easier than hawking in front of a hive) so if everyone could spend half an hour every so often watching some forage there’s a chance of spotting them if they’re here.
If anyone does spot something suspect then THEY NEED TO TAKE A PHOTO OR CATCH ONE AND PUT IT IN ALCOHOL OR THE FREEZER. The bee unit and non-native species have had over 4000 reports of Asian hornets that are actually something else (one was a cockroach!) people can also download the Asian hornet app, which has ID info and you can report sightings.

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Best Honey Show for years!

An excellent Honey Show was held on Saturday, with a large number of high-standard entries from across the County! Many congratulations to those that gained a placing, in a frequently close fought competition. And a thanks to everyone who took part and clearly put so much effort in. Well done all!

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