Cumbria Honey Show 2017

Download the programme here

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.

Additional information to the Winter Programme

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Winter programme) Information Exchange: Bring and Buy: Journals and Beekeeping Books that you no longer require for sale to other members; 50p per journal; £2,50 per book. Money raised from sales to PBKA funds. Please take home any books/ journals not sold during the afternoon. Buzz Square Lottery: pick a numbered square; £1 […]

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 […]

Winter programme 2017/18

The winter programme 2017/18 has been released. Download it 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! […]


  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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