Category Archive: 'Events'

PDBKA 2019 Calendar available now!

The 2019 PDBKA Calendar is avilable to order now! You can find an order form Here You may preview the calendar here

Learn more about Beekeeping

Taking a Closer Look at the Opportunities to Learn More about Beekeeping through the British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) Assessments. Click here to learn more or go to the Education tab.

2018/19 Winter Programme

The winter programme starts on 14th October 2018 and runs through until 5th May 2019. You can download the winter programme here

Arnia Monitoring Installed

Thanks to the generous grants received from Penrith Town Council, the Penrith Lions Club and Cumbria Beekeepers Association PDBKA has been able to install a Remote Hive Monitoring System which will provide information about two colonies. It consists of a battery powered system of sensors which are placed on the frames inside the hives and […]

2019 Introduction to Beekeeping

You can book your place now! See the link under Education/Training/Courses in the top menu.

PDBKA thanks Penrith town council and Penrith Lions

PDBKA thanks Penrith Lions for their £150 donation and Penrith Town Council for £990 grant, this will enable PDBKA to purchase the Remote Hive Monitoring System. This will be installed towards the end of July and will be used to collect the data on the health and activities of two colonies of bees . One […]

Poems by Doreen Edmondson

Three poems about beekeeping are displayed by kind permission of Doreen Edmondson’s daughter. To download poems in pdf format please click here.

Penrith Lions Thank PDBKA

Thank you from Penrith Lions Club. What a great Day! Further individual comments included: ‘Fantastic’; Very Interesting; Brill; Great Day out!  Very informative.’ All who attended learnt more about Bees in one session at Greystoke than in all previous years. A big thank you from Penrith Lions to Dominic and Margaret. Also to Maire for providing  refreshments […]


Asian hornet – Vespa velutina Vespa velutina, is an evil predator,  of the Honey Bee and could reach Cumbria sometime in the very near future. Our changing climate could help it survive the cooler temperatures in the Northwest of England. We need to be aware, on the lookout for it and report it’s location immediately! […]


  A booklet about practical swarm control courtesy of The Welsh Beekeepers Association and Wally Shaw. Download the PDF here

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