WBKA 75th Anniversary Conference

A reminder that bookings for the 75th Anniversary  Conference close on June 10th, there are no entry tickets on the door. All tickets, including day tickets need to be pre-booked.
The discounted ticket booking closes 31st May. Please see htt p://www.wbka.com/wbka-75th-anniversary/ for more details and the booking form.
The ticket price includes lectures and workshops, no extra charges.
Come along to share in the celebrations.

WBKA Convention – Saturday 24th March

Welsh Beekeepers’ Association
Convention 2018
Saturday 24th March at 08.30

Tea and Coffee available from 0800
Old Food Hall, Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground
Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Mynediad/Admission: Oedolion/Adults ­ £9.00,
Leuenctid/Juniors (under 17) ­ am ddim / free admission

Guest Speakers:

Susie Hill
Chairman of the Ulster Beekeepers Association
‘Feeding -What, why and when’

Dr Paul Cross
‘Development of a miniature vibration energy
harvester for battery­less tracking of honey bees

Kirsty Stainton
BDI sponsored lecture,
Research into Antivirals against bee viruses

“Beekeepers’ Question Time”
­ your chance to ask the experts….

Trade stands and exhibitions.
Bargain beekeeping supplies. All day refreshments.

Free Parking

Excellent results at WBKA Basic Assessment

Ten PBKA members took the WBKA Basic Assessment on Sunday 21st August and we are delighted to report that all of the candidates passed with flying colours!

The WBKA Basic Assessment consists of two elements, practical and theoretical, to demonstrate a good level of understanding of the management of bees.

We would like to congratulate them all on their success, which was down to sheer dedication and hard work on their part, as well as a desire to be better beekeepers.

Well done indeed!

We are very proud of them all and hope to have more PBKA members enter the Basic Assessment next year!

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Basic Assessment training Thursday 14th July

A reminder to all of the candidates for the WBKA Basic Assessment, that there will be a training session at ‘The Georges’, 24 Market St, Haverfordwest, SA61 1NH, at 7pm this Thursday 14th July.

Please ensure that you arrive in good time in order that we can start promptly and make the best use of the session and also bring any notes or questions you may have, plus a notebook and pen.

If you have any queries, please contact Paul Eades.

WBKA Basic Assessment

The PBKA is very keen to improve its education and training programme, which includes encouraging members to take the WBKA Basic Assessment in order to promote high standards of beekeeping. We would like to hold an assessment here in Pembrokeshire if we can get enough participants, so if you would like to enrol please contact Lynfa Davies, WBKA Exam Secretary, at education@wbka.com as soon as possible please.

Alternatively, PBKA members who attend the ‘Improvers’ apiary meetings at Scolton Manor can enrol at this Sunday’s (15th May) meeting at 2pm. Note that the fee for taking the exam is £15.00, payable by cheque made out to the WBKA, together with completion of an WBKA Basic Assessment Entry Form, copies of which will be available on Sunday.

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