Calling all beekeepers! If you’d like to find out what your bees are feeding on, please send Laura Jones a sample of your honey. Here’s how: https://botanicgarden.wales/science/saving-pollinators/2017-honey-survey/
Use of a common pesticide in spring could have an impact on wild bumblebees by interfering with their life cycle, a UK study suggests. See here for details!
Stuart Anderson, co-inventor of the Flow Hive, is visiting the UK this spring, and will be giving a talk and demonstration on Monday 5th June ,7.30 p.m., to Bridgend Beekeepers Association, at Coytrahen Community Hall, near Bridgend, (see attachment Coytrahen Map 1).
PBKA members are welcome to attend but please contact Greg Nuttgens from Bridgend BKA asap if you intend going, just so he can make the necessary arrangements re numbers. Greg can be contacted at email@example.com
We were very sorry to say farewell to one of our loyal members last Sunday at the Scolton Manor apiary meeting.
Rosemary is moving away to Wiltshire, taking with her lots of wonderful memories of her time here in Pembrokeshire with her beekeeping friends. Those of us who regularly attend meetings will be eternally grateful to Rosemary for the wonderful cakes which she baked with such skill, care and generosity! This expertise was borne out by the prizes Rosemary won at the annual Honey Show, quite apart from being a dedicated and accomplished beekeeper!
It seemed only fair therefore that we returned the favour and presented Rosemary with a Skep shaped cake, which we all enjoyed with a nice cuppa! Rosemary will be sorely missed by us all.
Very best wishes from us all Rosemary, come back and see us again soon!!
(Photos by Gareth Isaac)
There has been a lot of excitement as the result of a swarm of bees on the back of a car in Haverfordwest on Sunday, with interest all around the World!
Listen to some of these interviews with BBC Radio 5 Live (26 minutes into the programme) and Australia’s ABC Radio (1Hr 37M 45S into the programme) for details! An interview with National Public Radio in the USA, to be posted later!
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A reminder to all bee keepers to be vigilant regarding hive security following this disturbing news from the BBC!
Our neighbouring beekeeping association, the Tivyside Beekeepers Association (TBKA) is very pleased to host a talk by Norman Carreck, who will be presenting ‘What Future for Local Bees in Britain’ and on his research work at Sussex University.
Norman has lectured about bees on all continents where bees are kept and has written many scientific papers, contributed to books, conferences and articles. He has edited several books and regularly appears in the media providing comment on honey bees.
As well as carrying out bee research at the University of Sussex, Norman is the Science Director of the International Bee Research Association and Senior Editor of the Journal of Apicultural Research.
This will take place on Sunday 1 March at 2 p.m. in Coed y Bryn Village Hall (SA44 5LQ)
Admission: TBKA members £4; non-members £6
To book your place please contact Marion Dunn at 07939 536 356 or email@example.com