Stores shortage warning!

We continue to receive reports of shortages of food stores in hives. The queen will be laying in earnest now, so it is advised that you check your colonies have adequate stores by hefting and add supplements if required. With the forecast promising more cold weather next week, fondant is the best option rather than liquid feed. PBKA members can get fondant from Jeremy Percy. His contact details are on the 2018 programme.

WBKA Convention – Saturday 24th March

Welsh Beekeepers’ Association
Convention 2018
Saturday 24th March at 08.30

Tea and Coffee available from 0800
Old Food Hall, Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground
Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Mynediad/Admission: Oedolion/Adults ­ £9.00,
Leuenctid/Juniors (under 17) ­ am ddim / free admission

Guest Speakers:

Susie Hill
Chairman of the Ulster Beekeepers Association
‘Feeding -What, why and when’

Dr Paul Cross
‘Development of a miniature vibration energy
harvester for battery­less tracking of honey bees

Kirsty Stainton
BDI sponsored lecture,
Research into Antivirals against bee viruses

“Beekeepers’ Question Time”
­ your chance to ask the experts….

Trade stands and exhibitions.
Bargain beekeeping supplies. All day refreshments.

Free Parking

Stores shortage warning

In some areas beekeepers have reported shortages of food stores in their hives. It is advised therefore that you check your colonies have adequate stores by hefting and add supplements if required. With the weather being cold, fondant is the best option rather than liquid feed.

This is also a good time to check for Varroa and we remind you to only use approved products in the recommended manner.

Further information about colony feeding, Varroa control and keeping good medicine records can be found on the NBU website at www.nationalbeeunit.com