Following our recent post about the loss of the beginners’ training apiary at Kethins, we are pleased to report that a potential new site has now been found. Many thanks to all of you who kindly made suggestions or offered accomodation and we will post further details on this and the next working party soon!
As members will know, the Beginners training has been carried out at Kethins Farm, Haverfordwest for many years. Unfortunately, the owner has decided to renovate the farm buildings to be more commercial in nature and has asked the PBKA to vacate the place as soon as possible.
This is a big blow and we now need to quickly identify an alternative location to carry on this valuable service for new members.
The basic requirement is for sufficient and suitable space for a dozen hives, enough parking for a dozen or so cars and preferably a shed or outbuilding for storage of equipment and for somewhere to sit and discuss all things bee related.
If any member has, or knows, of a potentially suitable site then please give the Chairman, Jerry Percy a ring on 01437 751357.
Would all beginners and improvers of the PBKA please note that tomorrow (Sunday 24th September) is the last apiary meeting of the season for BOTH GROUPS at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre, Scolton Manor. The meeting starts at the usual time of 2pm and we look forward to seeing you there.
Would PBKA members please note that the apiary meeting at Scolton Manor, originally scheduled for Sunday 4th June, has been cancelled due to an event being held at Scolton on that day. The next apiary meeting will be on Sunday 18th June.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this Sunday’s (11th September) apiary meeting for Beginners is cancelled.
The next (and final) meeting of the season will be at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor, for both Beginners and Improvers on Sunday 18th September at 2pm; the day after the Honey Show.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
We are pleased to report that the PBKA Auction held on Saturday 30th April was the biggest in living memory with a terrific selection of new and quality secondhand equipment, as well as a large selection of colonies for sale which had all been pre-checked by the Bee Inspector. There was an excellent turnout of buyers also from all over Wales, with barely a lot left at the end.
Many thanks to all those who put in lots, or purchased items and a special thank you to all those who helped set it up and run it on the day.
Please note that the first meetings of the season for ‘Beginners’ will now be on Sunday 17th April and not Sunday 10th April as previously advised. For further details please email email@example.com