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2018 Summer Programme

PBKA Summer Programme 2018.pdf

2018 MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE NOW!

The renewal of membership fees is due now, to renew/Join you can apply online here.

Beginners and Improvers courses 2018

Introducing Beekeeping PDBKA Course. The next course will be on 9th and 10th June 2018 At Greystoke Village Hall, near Penrith CA11 0TW click here for more information   Improving Beekeeping  

2018 Calendar available

Bees are in decline. Think globally … act locally! By purchasing a copy of the PDBKA calendar you will be helping the survival of the honey bee! Click here to preview the PDBKA 2018 calendar. To order your copy/copies click here.

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 WATCH

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! […]

SWARM CONTROL

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

New Equipment for loan to Members

PDBKA Equipment for Loan  Dear Member, By spending the Grants that were issued to us last year, PBKA has been able to purchase additional equipment for members to borrow. These now include the following: A Swienty Steam Wax Melter and generator: this can be used to clean up all wax from frames. A 9 frame […]

Latest equipment purchases

Penrith Beekeepers Association has recently been successful in obtaining grants and awards for the furtherance of its work: Penrith Lions Club  £200 donation towards a polystyrene hive for the Association Training Apiary (September 2016) Skipton Building Society’s ‘ Grassroots Giving ’ scheme  £500 award towards the further development of the Association Training Apiary. (December 2016) […]

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