Cancelled: – Taking a Closer Look at Bees

  Sorry, this event has been cancelled! ‘Taking a Closer Look at Bees and Beekeeping’ Introductory Workshop in the Birksike Room* (Main House), Acorn Bank, National Trust, Temple Sowerby CA10 1SP A presentation followed by a practical beekeeping activity and an opportunity to look at bees in the beehives at the apiary. The workshop will […]

Apple day @ Acorn Bank cancelled

Sunday14th October 10.00.-4.00. Apple Day is cancelled due to extensive roadworks on the A66 during October. Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, CA10 1SP Print Friendly

2019 Introduction to Beekeeping

You can book your place now! See the link under Education/Training/Courses in the top menu. Print Friendly

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 […]

2018 Summer Programme

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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. Print Friendly

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. Print Friendly

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 – 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 Print Friendly

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