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 […]

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 […]

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

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