Update – Scolton meeting for “Improvers” on Sunday 20th June

We will be recommencing beekeeping meetings for Improvers (PBKA members only) at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre, Scolton Manor, on Sunday 20th June, commencing at 2pm.

(Note that the next meeting for Beginners, (PBKA members only) will be on Sunday 27th June at the Rhos apiary). Contact Jeremy for details.

N.B. In order to maintain social distancing, we will assemble outside the Honey Kitchen. Please ensure you bring a suitable face covering also. For further details on Covid regulations in Wales, please see this link.

So put a note in your diary and be sure to bring a brolly, as the weather looks as though it may be somewhat damp on Sunday!

Swarming!!

With the warmer weather, ample forage and growing colonies, the threat of swarming looms ever larger!

Please ensure that you are inspecting your colonies regularly for swarming activity (e.g. every 5 days for unclipped queens) and do not imagine that by merely cutting out any queen cells you will solve the problem.  You need to take the correct remedial action to avoid losing your queen and half of your bees!!

We therefore recommend that you read the PBKA’s leaflets:

Simplified Artificial Swarm Guide

and

Artificial Swarm without finding the Queen