2021 Calendar Preview

This is a low resolution flipbook overview of the 2021 calendar. Use the control panel below the calendar to view the other pages and increase to full screen view, When it is printed it will be in the usual portrait format. Downloading from the website for printing has been disabled. See below the Calendar for […]

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Queen rearing photos

COVID-19 and Beekeeping

Download the advice sheet here

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It’s time to renew your membership for 2020! We will appreciate your efforts to renew early and help reduce our workload on the run up to Christmas. The form to download is on the membership page or you can save postage and paper and fill out the online form. Link to page.

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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.

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

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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 […]

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