Just to remind PBKA members that the first ‘Improvers’ meeting of the season is this Sunday 9th April at Scolton Manor, commencing at 2pm. Please note this meeting is for PBKA members ONLY!
Read the article on the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor, here in this summer’s edition of Pembrokeshire County Living magazine!
A TV special on the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre was recently filmed at Scolton Manor. http://www.showboat.tv/0055/01.htm
The apiary team are going to have a busy summer at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre according to the Western Telegraph!!
Paul Eades, Apiary Manager for Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, will be giving a talk about the ‘Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre’ on Sunday 22nd February, at the Small World Theatre in Cardigan.
The talk will then be followed by a ‘Beekeepers Question Time’ featuring Ceri Morgan, former Bee Inspector and proprietor of Mel Bae Ceredigion, Irma Richardson of the Teifiside Beekeepers Association and Robert Jones a local beekeeper with 30 years‘ experience of breeding native bees.
Tickets are £3.00 and the event starts at 10.30am.
Pembrokeshire County Council’s graphic design and sign units, who created the ‘Honey Kitchen’ and the ‘Bee Hive’ exhibition designs for the ‘Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre’ at Scolton Manor, have scooped a national award, winning ‘First Prize’ for the ‘Best Wide Format’ category at the recent APCOM (Association of Print and Communication Managers) annual awards at Manchester.
Gareth Johnson, Web Manager, said: “Although this is a team award, special recognition must go to our talented senior graphic designer Gary Matthews, whose creativity and inspiration has resulted in a brilliant piece of work.”
The exhibition shows the life cycle of the honey bee and honey production at Scolton Manor in an engaging way, which is accessible to families and visitors.
Paul Eades, Apiary Manager for Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association said: “Our warmest congratulations and thanks to the talented design and print team for this award and a fantastic job! The new ‘Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre’ is proving hugely popular, with the ‘Honey Kitchen’ and ‘Bee Hive’ exhibition definitely the jewels in its crown!”
Pictured in the new Beekeeping Centre are (left to right): Gareth Johnson, web manager; Robert Benjamin, print unit manager; Paul Eades, PBKA apiary manager; Gary Matthews, senior graphic designer; Wayne Garnon, senior sign fabricator; Lee Kinsella, sign fabricator; and Mark Thomas, Scolton Manor Manager.