We continue to receive reports of shortages of food stores in hives. The queen will be laying in earnest now, so it is advised that you check your colonies have adequate stores by hefting and add supplements if required. With the forecast promising more cold weather next week, fondant is the best option rather than liquid feed. PBKA members can get fondant from Jeremy Percy. His contact details are on the 2018 programme.
Note that the PBKA Auction this year is on Saturday 28th April at the Brithdir Building, Withybush Showground, Haverfordwest. Viewing commences at 11am and the auction starts at 1pm. All enquiries to the PBKA Chairman, Jeremy Percy on 07799 698 568.
Welsh Beekeepers’ Association
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
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
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.
There are now only a few places left for the one-day beekeeping course on Saturday 10th March 2018 at the Picton Centre, Haverfordwest.
These courses have been very popular and given many potential beekeepers the confidence to proceed to practical lessons with Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association.
So if you are interested, please get in touch asap and email: email@example.com for details.
In some areas beekeepers have reported shortages of food stores in their hives. It is advised therefore that you check your colonies have adequate stores by hefting and add supplements if required. With the weather being cold, fondant is the best option rather than liquid feed.
This is also a good time to check for Varroa and we remind you to only use approved products in the recommended manner.
Further information about colony feeding, Varroa control and keeping good medicine records can be found on the NBU website at www.nationalbeeunit.com
Just to remind you that membership renewal is now overdue. It is important to note that your BDI comes into force 40 days after payment so if you haven’t yet renewed and to ensure continuity of cover as well as access to PBKA activities, please complete and return the 2018-pbka-membership-form as soon as possible.