‘PBKA Centenary’ clothing

Now don’t just ‘bee’ the part, look the part with the ‘PBKA Centenary’ logo!
The Association has teamed up with one of our members who operates ‘T’s R Us’ to provide members with clothing that carries the PBKA Centenary logo. You can even purchase an embroidered badge and they will sew it on to your beesuit.
Simply call in to any of the ‘T’s R Us’ outlets at Prendergast, Haverfordwest, Rumbleway Service Station, Lake Drive, New Hedges, Tenby or Laws Street, Pembroke Dock, mention that you are a member of the PBKA [non-members can also purchase clothing and logo of course!] to choose from a vast range of quality clothing that ‘T’s R Us’ will then embroider with the logo.
Prices: ITEM RRP
ONE COLOUR HOODY £25.00
LADY’S HOODY £25.00
TWO COLOUR HOODY £27.00
ZIPPED HOODY £27.00
TEE SHIRTS £15.00
POLO MEN £17.00
POLO WOMEN £17.00
FLEECES £25.00
GILET £25.00
LADY’S VARSITY JACKET £30.00
BEE SUIT BADGE £10.00

KIDS ONE COLOUR
HOODY £20.00
KIDS TWO COLOUR
HOODY £22.00
TEE SHIRTS £12.00
POLO SHIRTS £15.00

And just to make your day complete and to see just how attractive the logo is, your Committee has braved the camera to show you:

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BBC report on the concern over spread of AFB in Wales

Concern has been growing over the spread of a deadly disease among the Welsh bee population.

American Foulbrood (AFB) is a highly-infectious disease which is caused by a spore-forming bacteria transferred to the bees through infected food.

It is described as the most widespread and destructive of all the bee brood diseases with no cure.

If detected the whole hive including the bees and honey have to be destroyed.

See the BBC article here.

Also, an interview with Paul Eades, PBKA Apiary Manager on BBC Radio Wales this morning, (Friday 16th August) at 2 hrs 26 mins 50sec.

Plus, a report on BBC TV’s, Wales Today, at 6.30pm this evening (Note this programme was not broadcast due to technical problems at the BBC, we will advise rescheduling in due course)

Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, once again reminds all of its members to register on Beebase

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Apiary meeting reminder!

Will PBKA members please note the following apiary meeting changes:

This Sunday’s 4th August, ‘Improvers’ meeting at Scolton, is cancelled, as there will be a honey extracting demonstration to coincide with the ‘Paws in the Park’ event. The next meeting will be on Sunday 18th August at 2pm.

Regarding the ‘Beginner’ sessions
at the Rhos Apiary. The meeting scheduled for Sunday 11th August has been cancelled but for those members who have attended at any time during this year only, we will be doing an ‘introduction to honey extraction’ demonstration at Picton Home Farm, The Rhosthis coming Sunday 4th August at 2pm, covering clearing supers of bees, uncapping, extracting, storing and bottling. We will also look at getting the best from your wax.
The venue will be signposted but it is simply into the village, turn up towards Picton Castle and its the farm drive a couple of hundred yards on your right with Picton Home Farm sign in the grass [NOT the Picton Home Farm Barns turning].

Apiary Meeting changes!

Will PBKA members please note the following apiary meeting changes:

This Sunday’s 4th August, ‘Improvers’ meeting at Scolton, is cancelled, as there will be a honey extracting demonstration to coincide with the ‘Paws in the Park’ event. The next meeting will be on Sunday 18th August at 2pm.

Regarding the ‘Beginner’ sessions
at the Rhos Apiary. The meeting scheduled for Sunday 11th August has been cancelled but for those members who have attended at any time during this year only, we will be doing an ‘introduction to honey extraction’ demonstration at Picton Home Farm, The Rhos this coming Sunday 4th August at 2pm, covering clearing supers of bees, uncapping, extracting, storing and bottling. We will also look at getting the best from your wax.
The venue will be signposted but it is simply into the village, turn up towards Picton Castle and its the farm drive a couple of hundred yards on your right with Picton Home Farm sign in the grass [NOT the Picton Home Farm Barns turning].

Wasp alert!!

Wasps are making their appearance felt now around the hives.

To keep the pesky invaders out:

Reduce the entrance size of the hive, probably opened fully during the recent hot weather, to give the bees a smaller area to defend.

Put out wasp trapswasp trap (Mobile)these can be bought or easily made with a jam jar with a hole made in the lid or from a plastic drinks bottle as shown. Jam attracts wasps, but not bees.  Do not use honey in the bait of course.

Be tidy and keep rubbish away from the apiary, which could attract wasps and other pests!

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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!