Category Archive: 'Events'

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 […]

21/22 Winter Events Updated

You may download the PDBKA programme of winter events here

2022 PDBKA Calendar preview

The PBKA 2022 Calendar is now on sale at the following retailers in and around Penrith: Eden Gallery & Tea Room, St. Andrews Churchyard; Star Fruits Greengrocers, Angel Lane; Rooting4U Greengrocers, Devonshire Arcade; Richardsons Timber Merchants; Coomara Vets, Carlisle; Beehive Inn, Eamont Bridge; DTEC Computers, Scotland Road; Booths; Heather Glen Hotel, Ainstable; Jan’s Homemade Cakes, […]


It’s time to renew your membership for 2022! Fees due by 31 December 2021. Please read the subscription renewal letter Here The form to download is Here. Please note there are changes to some of the fees. These are detailed in the subscription letter. We will appreciate your efforts to renew early and help reduce […]


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

Queen rearing photos

COVID-19 and Beekeeping

Download the advice sheet here


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! […]

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 […]

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