Charity number: 1170487

Penrith Beekeepers Association was first established in 1902.

In 2016 it was registered as Penrith & District Beekeepers Association , a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO).  It will continue to be generally known as ‘Penrith Beekeepers Association’ (PBKA).

We are a branch of the Cumbria Beekeeping Association and affiliated to the British Beekeepers Association.

Although we welcome beekeepers from all areas of Cumbria, our members mainly come from Penrith and the communities in and around the Eden Valley.

Penrith & District Beekeepers Association aims to:

  • preserve the honey bee by promoting the craft of beekeeping.
  • educate the public of the benefit of bees in the environment.

During the winter there is a programme of regular meetings and social events. During the summer most of PDBKA’s meetings are held at the Association Training Apiary at Acorn Bank (the National Trust Property at Temple Sowerby just outside Penrith). These meetings give members opportunities to learn more about beekeeping issues and exchange knowledge and news. Occasionally visits are made to members’ hives.

As a charity we welcome donations. We are currently raising funds to purchase ‘Remote Hive Monitoring Equipment’ which will help us to check on the health of our colonies without disturbing them. School students will be invited to ‘adopt a hive’ and track its progress using this electronic system. We hope this will help them with their studies and also stimulate their interest in bees and beekeeping.  Can you help us raise funding so that monitoring sensors and scales can be fitted to all the hives in the apiary.

The cost of the equipment is £420 for each hive.

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