CHS winners 2019

Cumbria Honey Show 2019   Congratulations to  Ian Robinson  and Sally Buckley for winning several entries in the honey show and to Alison Andreassen for successfully achieving the BBKA Basic Assessment. Print Friendly


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. Print Friendly

PDBKA Calendar 2020

The 2020 calendar is available now! The 2020 PBKA Calendar is now available!  Thanks to local companies sponsoring each calendar month the revenue raised has covered the costs of the design and the print run of 400 copies. 60  photographs were entered for the photo competition. Pictures of  the children’s bee friendly flower designs, which […]


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! […]

Learn more about Beekeeping

Saturday 19th October 2019 Great Salkeld Village Hall, Penrith CA11 9LW One of the BBKA’s charitable aims is to raise the standards of beekeeping practices through a series of courses and exams. Taking the practical and written assessments will help you understand more about Beekeeping and become a more confident practitioner. The day will aim […]

Events Calendar 2019/20

PDBKA Winter programme published Go to Events calendar, click here Print Friendly

Slovenia Excursion Update

Award of the Crosby Ravensworth Cup

Sally’s achievements Assisted with Schools Programme and with the promotion of beekeeping at local Events Makes presentations to community groups Member of the Apiary Management Team Supported several beekeepers with advice and encouragement Recently visited Africa to support  communities to develop their beekeeping skills through ‘Bees Abroad.’ Print Friendly

Updated Winter Programme

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

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 […]

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