We have been advised of two possible swarms in the Crymych area. If you are able to assist, please advise the Apiary Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or message via this website who will obtain the contact details.
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.
A third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline, according to the BBC in a new study.
If current trends continue, some species will be lost from Britain altogether. Scientists warn that the loss of nature could create problems in years to come, including the ability to grow food crops.
Just to remind beekeepers everywhere to check their bees for stores as we are coming into a high risk time for starvation as the queen gets into gear and the remaining winter stores are used up. So give your hives a heft and if needed, give them some fondant or candy (not liquid feed!).
Please note that the 2019 PBKA membership is now overdue.
If haven’t already done so and in order to ensure your membership of the PBKA with its associated benefits including, BDI and Public/Products Liability insurance, please download and complete the 2019 pbka membership form and return to the Membership Secretary with the appropriate fee as soon as possible, in order to ensure your insurance cover is in force before the season begins. Please note that there is a 40 day grace period before the BDI insurance kicks in so it is important to renew asap!