Reminder – WBKA Seminar on Apiary Security this evening (Thursday) at 7.30pm

The next WBKA webinar will be on Thursday 15th April (next week) at 7.30pm when PC Dewi Evans of the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team will be talking on Apiary Security. 

To register for the event please use the link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4660369508968848400

PC Dewi Evans has been part of the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team since 2013 and has investigated honey bee thefts.  In 2018 he received the WWF UK National Enforcer Award in recognition of his work to tackle wildlife crimes. Dewi was also the scriptwriter and main character of the popular S4C children’s program, ‘Dewi a’r Ditectifs Gwyllt’, (Dewi and the Wildlife Detectives). Recently he was seconded to a project looking at affordable security for farms.

Dewi’s talk will explore ways in which a beekeeper can make their apiary and equipment more secure from vandalism and theft, as well as covering what information a beekeeper can give to assist the police to investigate any reported incidents.  

Petition to stop Honey Bee imports

The WBKA Management Team are supporting the petition to the UK Government to stop the importation of honey bees into GB from the EU via Northern Ireland.  The link below will give you more information and access to sign the petition.

We hope that you will help us to share this link with as many beekeepers in Wales as possible and that a good number of them will decide to sign the petition.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/577603

Ricky Wilson

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of our great friend and longstanding PBKA Committee member, Ricky Wilson.

Ricky was one of the giants of Welsh beekeeping for many years and his immeasurable knowledge and enthusiasm will be a huge loss.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Joyce and the family at this very sad time.

COVID advice from WBKA

The Welsh Government, in partnership with DEFRA and the Scottish Government, have updated their guidance regarding beekeeping and COVID-19. As beekeepers they are asking you to be responsible and to ensure that you continue good beekeeping practices, effective stock management and health checks whilst observing the Government guidance on COVID-19. To view, or download, their latest guidance

 English:  http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/public/News/news.cfm#261

Welsh:  http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/downloadNews.cfm?id=175