Introductory Beekeeping Course – Saturday 10th March 2018

A one-day classroom based beekeeping course for the complete beginner is scheduled for 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.

Places are limited and invariably fill up quickly, so booking early is strongly recommended!

To find out more and how to book, please email: pauleades@btinternet.com for details and an application form.

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PBKA AGM – Wednesday 24th January 2018

Would all PBKA members please note that the Annual General Meeting this year will be held on Wednesday 24th January, at Haverfordwest Cricket Club, to commence promptly at 7.30pm.

The Agenda and Minutes of the previous meeting have already been sent out to members with the Winter newsletter. Spare copies will be available if required however.

We hope to see as many PBKA members as possible attend and if you haven’t already done so, please bring your completed 2018 membership form with you, together with the required amount.

We look forward to seeing you.

Stores and Varroa

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 and add supplements if required. With the weather being quite variable, fondant is the best option rather than liquid feed.

This is also a good time to check for Varroa and for those of you thinking about treating your colonies with Oxalic acid, 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