PBKA Centenary 1919-2019

2019 is the centenary of Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association.

In order to mark this momentous occasion, the association has various plans in place, including the publication of a special edition book. In order to make this fully inclusive, we would welcome any stories or information from past or present members (or friends) for consideration.

So if you have any anecdotes, information or ideas you would like to share, please let us know. You can if you wish email the information to our Centenary Coordinator at pbkacentenary@gmail.com or if you have information in hard copy format or wish to discuss further, please contact the Chairman, Jeremy Percy, in the first instance.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Starvation risk!

Just to remind all beekeepers that the June gap can still happen and inclement weather, combined with large growing colonies and little or no available forage, can quickly result in a shortage of stores.

So be sure to check that your bees have enough food, especially if you have taken off any spring honey. Note that if you add extra frames of sealed stores you should keep them in the brood boxes, so as to avoid getting them mixed up in the honey supers. Also, if you have to feed directly, use a light syrup (i.e. 1:1 sugar/water ratio) with any honey supers taken off during the feeding process.

Bee theft update!

It has been reported that a white van was attempting to enter an apiary in the Cresselly area yesterday and took off when approached. It is strongly recommended that all beekeepers remain highly vigilant and check their apiaries for security. If you see any suspicious activity, please take the registration number of any associated vehicle and report to the police and ourselves asap.