Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association – Centenary Honey Show – Sunday 27th October

Celebrating 100 years of beekeeping in Pembrokeshire, this year’s show is set to be a special event, where the public will be most welcome to come and celebrate with us in the relaxed atmosphere of The George’s, Market Street in Haverfordwest from 2pm to 4pm – FREE OF CHARGE!

All of the judged exhibits will be on show in the lovely light & airy rooms upstairs overlooking historic Market St and will include, not only an amazing array of honey and honey comb but, honey confectionery, cakes, wax sculptures, candles, mead, photography and bee keeping equipment. In fact all things BEE!

With honey to taste from all over Pembrokeshire, a quiz (with prizes) to enter, a FREE goody bag and lots of friendly beekeepers around to chat to, we do hope you’ll come along and help celebrate the association’s efforts to promote the education and health of honey bees in our beautiful county.

Oh, and the bar will be open for refreshments too.

We look forward to seeing you!

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‘Poster Competition’ for all children aged 11 and under!

CALLING ALL BUDDING YOUNG ARTISTS…. COMPETITION TIME……

Just to remind all children aged 11 or under, of our poster competition for the ‘PBKA Centenary Honey Show’ this coming Sunday 27th October at The George’s, Market Street, Haverfordwest.

We are looking for a special A4 poster to celebrate ‘100 years of beekeeping in Pembrokeshire’.

Entries can either be dropped off at The George’s in Haverfordwest, any time before Sunday 27th, or on the day if you prefer, when the doors are will be open for entries at 10am and should be in by 11am.

Please note that the Poster Competition is open to all children aged 11 or under, whether PBKA members or not!

The winning entry will receive a special prize and a VIP visit to the Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor, with afternoon tea!!

We look forward to seeing your entries!

Note that the Honey Show will be open to the general public between 2pm and 4pm – FREE OF CHARGE!

PBKA Centenary Honey Lunch at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Treffgarne – Sunday 17th November 2019

Would PBKA members please note, that the PBKA Centenary Honey lunch is on Sunday 17th November at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Treffgarne. If you or your partner etc. wish to attend, please notify Christine Johnson of your menu choices by 9th November at the latest, via email at pbkacentenary@gmail.com

PBKA Centenary Lunch Menu

1:00 for 1.30pm Sunday 17th November 2019

To start

  1. Cream of vegetable soup, rustic croutons
  2. Smoked Caesar salad Smoked chicken breast, croutons
  3. Squash, spinach risotto Parmesan crisp
  4. Smoked Salmon & prawn cocktail With Marie rose sauce

Mains

  1. Slow cooked Welsh brisket Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy
  2. Corn fed chicken breast Lemon & thyme stuffing, gravy
  3. Confit lamb shoulder Rosemary & orange stuffing, gravy
  4. Roast loin of pork Sage & onion stuffing, gravy
  5. Herb crusted cod White wine sauce, king prawns
  6. Wild mushroom wellington Vegetarian gravy

Sweet

  1. Sticky toffee pudding Butterscotch, vanilla ice-cream
  2. Triple chocolate brownie Raspberry Sorbet
  3. Baileys cheesecake, chocolate sauce, ginger biscotti
  4. Apple & mixed berry crumble Custard

3 courses £19.50

2 courses £15.50

‘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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