Postponement of Apiary Training Sessions

In the light of the current Coronavirus issue, the Association has regrettably decided that it is necessary to cancel all apiary training sessions at both The Rhos and Scolton Manor, until further notice.

In the meantime, members both old and new can telephone for ‘virtual’ advice and assistance with regard to any beekeeping problems they may encounter.

Note that a short video clip or photo sent initially via email to pbkaapiarymanager@live.co.uk may assist us when giving advice, on the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words!

We recognise that many new beekeepers in particular will be disappointed at the absence of the ever popular Beginner Sessions and we hope to be able to reinstate them later in the season.

In order to continue to help those new to beekeeping, Jeremy, who organizes these sessions will be producing a series of short videos for the website, based on the ‘Basic Assessment’ curriculum, to guide our newer members along the path to becoming an efficient and effective beekeeper.

If anyone has a particular aspect of beekeeping that they would like to see explained via a video, then please let us know. This service is also intended to deter newer members from seeking advice that is currently to be found on the internet, not least as much of it is of dubious quality and some of it downright misleading.

For advice contact: Alan on 07867 988597, Jeremy on 07799 698568 or Paul on 07988 037571

The Beginners’ Beekeeping Course is filling up!!

There now only a limited number of places available for the one-day classroom based course for the beginner to beekeeping (or as a refresher) on Saturday 21st March 2020, at the Picton Centre in Haverfordwest.

These courses have been very popular over the years, giving many potential beekeepers the confidence to attend practical lessons with Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, and to keep their own bee hives!

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

 

 

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!

WBKA Basic Assessment

The PBKA is very keen to improve its education and training programme, which includes encouraging members to take the WBKA Basic Assessment in order to promote high standards of beekeeping. We would like to hold an assessment here in Pembrokeshire if we can get enough participants, so if you would like to enrol please contact Lynfa Davies, WBKA Exam Secretary, at education@wbka.com as soon as possible please.

Alternatively, PBKA members who attend the ‘Improvers’ apiary meetings at Scolton Manor can enrol at this Sunday’s (15th May) meeting at 2pm. Note that the fee for taking the exam is £15.00, payable by cheque made out to the WBKA, together with completion of an WBKA Basic Assessment Entry Form, copies of which will be available on Sunday.

Inspecting a hive at Scolton Manor 3