Reminder – Beekeeping Auction – Saturday 30th April

Just a reminder that the famous PBKA Auction this year is on Saturday 30th April at the Brithdir Building, Withybush Showground, Haverfordwest.

Viewing commences at 11am and the auction starts at 1pm. If you have any beekeeping items or bees to sell, please contact the PBKA Treasurer, Barbara Pegg on 01437 563392 as soon as possible.

Auction - Word and Gavel for Final Bid

Beekeeping Talk at the Small World Theatre, Cardigan on Sunday 22nd February

Paul Eades, Apiary Manager for Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, will be giving a talk about the ‘Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre’ on Sunday 22nd February, at the Small World Theatre in Cardigan.

The talk will then be followed by a ‘Beekeepers Question Time’ featuring Ceri Morgan, former Bee Inspector and proprietor of Mel Bae Ceredigion, Irma Richardson of the Teifiside Beekeepers Association and Robert Jones a local beekeeper with 30 years‘ experience of breeding native bees.  

Tickets are £3.00 and the event starts at 10.30am.

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Annual Presentation Lunch

Please note that the Annual Presentation Lunch will once again be at the Beggar’s Reach Hotel on Sunday 16th November, 2014 at 1:00 pm, following our very successful Honey Show and Bee Exhibition earlier this month.

The lunch is open to all PBKA members, but spaces are limited, so if you would like to attend, please contact the Chairman, Tom Pegg to secure your seats as soon as possible.

We hope to see you there!

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Honey Show and Bee Exhibition

Honey Judging
Honey Judging

On Saturday September 20th at Picton Community Centre Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association are holding their annual honey show followed by a public Bee Exhibition.

From 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm the display will be open for the public to sample and buy honey, view the range of exhibits, try their hand at making rolled candles and see live honeybees from behind the safety of a sheet of glass.

 

Beekeepers will be on hand to talk to and to answer questions about our craft.

Entrance is free and light refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.

Come and join us!  Association Members have been sent a schedule and it can also be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

These are bees, not wasps!
Honey Bees
Wax and Wax Candles
Wax and Wax Candles
Confectionery and Cakes
Confectionery and Cakes

 

Successful opening weekend of Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre

Friday 18th July 2014 marked the beginning of a very successful weekend for the PBKA, with the official opening of the ‘Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre’ at Scolton Manor by Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, together with the launch of Scolton’s own Victorian Walled Garden project.

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Saturday featured an Open Day at the Centre as part of National Countryside Week and the ‘Bee Hive’ exhibition was overflowing all afternoon with members of the public coming in to watch the honey extracting demonstration in the ‘Honey Kitchen’ and live pictures from the ‘hive cam’! Members of the PBKA were also present to talk to the public and give hive inspection demonstrations at the ‘Pine Tree Apiary’.

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On Sunday, we held another beekeeping training session at the apiary, which was followed as always with tea and Rosemary’s fabulous (and dare I say it? – famous) cakes, which she always keeps us generously supplied with!

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If you haven’t been up to see the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre yet, it is well worth the trip with something for the whole family!

We hope to see you there soon!