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May
17
Tue
2022
HIVE GEOMETRIX EXHIBITION @ Upfront Coffee Shop & Art Gallery
May 17 – Jul 3 all-day

HIVE GEOMETRIX EXHIBITION
17th May – 3rd July
Upfront Coffee Shop & Art Gallery
Nr. Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, CA11 9TG
An exhibition of paintings
‘Honey Bees through the Seasons’ by Stephen Livingstone .
Other events provided by Penrith & District Beekeepers Association:
• Friday 20th May from 6.30.p.m. : Celebrating World Bee Day : ‘Cooking with Honey’ – £20 pp.
• A presentation by John Crouch, Cumbria’s Celebrity Chef, followed by a tasty selection of honey
flavoured ‘light bites’, both savoury and sweet, for you to enjoy.
• An opportunity to meet the artist, Stephen Livingstone and visit the exhibition.
Bee Hotel Workshops: Make a bee hotel for your garden. Saturday May 22nd and 18th June 2.00.p.m.
Suitable for 6+ year olds accompanied by an adult. FREE
Gardeners’ Question Time: Chaired by ‘Eric Robson’ Sunday 19th June 2.30.p.m.
Have your gardening questions answered by our panel of experts. £5 pp.
Attendance at all events must be pre-booked .
For further information and tickets Tel: 01768 894404 or E-mail:
Meet the bees and beekeepers at the Pop-Up Shop : honey and other bee products for sale.
Saturdays 10.30.-3.30. • May 28th, June 4th, 11th,25th, July 2nd.

Jul
24
Sun
2022
WDBKA Bee Diseases session by Julia Hoggard @ Braithwaite Institute
Jul 24 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Jul
30
Sat
2022
Introducing Beekeeping @ Greystoke Village Hall, near Penrith
Jul 30 @ 09:00 – Jul 31 @ 17:00

Introducing Beekeeping 30th -31st July 2022

At Greystoke Village Hall, near Penrith CA11 0TW

Julia Pigott & Martin Hoggard will run the Introducing Beekeeping on behalf of PBKA. It will be of interest to anyone who would like to become a beekeeper as well as those who have started beekeeping, but consider themselves to be beginners.
Julia is a highly experienced beekeeper and trainer. She and Martin run the Brigsteer Bee Reserve, just outside Kendal. More information about Julia, the Bee Reserve and her training programmes, along with course feedback, can be found at www.BeeEd.org.uk
Introducing Beekeeping is a two day course.

It will run on the following weekend: Saturday 30th July and Sunday 31st July.

Day one will commence at 9.00. (registration) and finish at 5.45.p.m. (Includes colony inspection)

Day two will commence at 9.00. and finish by 5.00.p.m.

The course will combine theory with practise and will involve an introduction to all the basic skills needed to become a competent, confident beekeeper
Fee: £100 this includes: tuition; loan of kit; information to take home; light refreshments, EXCLUDING lunch. Participants may bring their own packed lunch or a lunch can be pre-ordered from the Boot and Shoe Inn which is opposite the Village Hall. The lunch menu and prices will be available during course registration so that pre-orders and payments can be made on arrival.

Concessions: £90 PBKA Members £70 *students in full time education.
*Minimum age 12 years. Students U.18 must be accompanied by an adult who is parent/guardian or officially acting in ‘loco parentis’ and is also attending the course.
Places are limited. To reserve a place please contact PBKA asap: see below.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th June 2022.

Cancellation: unless PBKA cancels the course, refunds for cancelled places cannot be made after 30th June 2022.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FLYER FROM This Link

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM & COPY OF THE PROGRAMME. Follow this Link

Alternatively you can contact Margaret Riches (PBKA Treasurer).
TEL: 01768 384404 or E mail: