PDBKA Photo Archive



Excursion to Slovenia: August / September 

Hive Geometrix Exhibition: May – July 


Pop-up Shop


School Project


Bee Hotel Workshop


Gardeners Question Time


Bees in action


Introduction to Beekeeping Course: July 

New Year Lunch 

Magical entertainment at the New Year Lunch

Working out how to make a Bee Hotel at Temple Sowerby Primary School September 2021


A proud owner of the Bee Hotel he has just made. Pupil at Temple Sowerby Primary School Sept 2021


Bee Hotels hanging in the Bee Friendly Garden at Temple Sowerby Primary School October 2021


Frame making 2021


Learning how to light smokers on the Introducing Beekeeping Course July 2021


Celebrating the 100th Member to join in 2021. Roz Corbett holding her presentation hive tool


Alison Andreassen being presented with the Crosby Ravensworth Cup by PBKA Patron Dennis Chambers.


Honey Extraction: September 2020

Richard scraping together the wax cappings at the honey extraction session. Trying hard not to get in a sticky mess!
50 jars of honey were produced.

Becky with the Crosby Ravensworth Cup

her award for outstanding support to the management of the apriay at Acorn Bank.


Encaustic Art session

Scot Mid Cooperative charity event


Alison receiving her award

PDBKA’s Tasty Buzz stall

Acorn Bank Agust 2019

Westmorland Dales Show

Calor Rural Community Fund

Thank you to Calor

Temple Sowerby Primary School

Bee Garden is Officially Open

Tebay Primary School Bee Day

Honey Tasting        Bee Friendly Flowers  Making Honey Drops

Patterdale Primary School Bee Day





Identifying Bee Friendly Flowers and making Bee Masks

Bolton Primary School

Looking at bees in the observation hive

1st Hive inspection 2019

A Training hive Inspection  

Oxalic acid by Sublimation demonstration

Frame making to Christmas Music


Installing the Arnia monitoring system

Assembling the Scales


Placing the hive on the scales

Placing the sensors


Viewing the output from the scales via the internet


Honey Extraction

Uncapping the comb ready for the extractor


‘Waxing Lyrical’  Candlemaking workshop at ‘Moorlands Candles’


Kendal BKA members visit Acorn Bank Apiary


Alston Show

PDBKA stand at the Alston show


Larch Cottage Nursery Bee day

PDBKA Stand at Larch Cottage


Eden Food and Farming Festival


Open Apiary visit at Greystoke


Lowther Plant Fair


PDBKA visits Beaconside and Yanwath schools


Introductory course 2018


Beginners on the Introductory Course learning how to deal with a swarm.


looking-for -the-swarm!?

BUT they all suddenly flew off.  Where did they go!!









First inspection of 2018






Hornet trap making


Making live hornet traps at the branch meeting on 25th March



Chairman making live hornet traps at the branch meeting on 25th March









Extension work appreciation

Richard Backhouse receives a gift for his work on building the extension to the storage shed.


Dennis chambers receives a gift for his work on building the extension to the storage shed.











Greystoke Church Christmas Pageant

Penrith Beekeepers bring a buzz to Greystoke Church.

A demonstration of the Oxalic acid vaporization method

PDBKA apiary managers demonstrating the vaporization method of oxalic acid treatment.

Frame making party

PDBKA members have fun assembling frames for the Summer season (3/12/17)

The Apiary shed extension

Apple Day at Acorn Bank (NT)


Northumberland Honey Company

Penrith Beekeepers and their friends enjoy the presentation and sampling the Sparkling Mead.


Food and Farming Festival


Westmorland Dales Arts and Crafts Fair


Larch Cottage Nurseries Bee Awareness Day

PDBKA-observation-hive Bee-awareness-day-at Larche-cottage-nurseries


Sally’s Open Apiary


Kirkoswald School Bee Awareness


Introduction to Beekeeping @ Greystoke



 BBKA Spring Convention


The entrance to the BBKA Spring Convention


Marmalade Festival 19th March

PDBKA-Stall-at- Marmalade-festival-March-2017

The PDBKA Stall at the Marmalade Festival


The annual Lunch at the Queens Head Inn








Apple day at Acorn Bank 9th October 2016



Bee Awareness Day at Booths supermarket, Penrith.