Cumbria Honey Show 2022

Ian Robinson wins W Barton cup for best exhibit in the Mead classes at the Cumbria Honey Show November 2022.

PBKA 2023 Calendar

Order Form Single copy  £5   Can be collected from 16, Byrnes Close, Plumpton, CA11 9PE – by prior arrangement Tel: 01768 894404 E mail Mail order price: £8 3 copies       £10 Mail order price: £15   6 copies       £19 £25   Please print your name: …………………………………… I would like […]

Beekeepers’ Question Time

On 9th October beekeepers gathered at Great Salkeld Village Hall for the first meeting of the Winter Programme. The panel of experts, which included Fred Ayres (Chair Lune Valley Beekeepers), Stephen Barnes, (Chair of British Beekeepers Association Trustees), and  Dominic Rhodes (Vice- Chair PBKA)   responded to the questions posed to them by members. The session […]

Cumbria Bee Times Issue 17

Cumbria Bee Times Issue 16

PBKA  Winter Programme 2022-23

Penrith Beekeepers Association : Queen Rearing Course June 2022

 The course was led by Graham Royle: Graham has been beekeeping since 1988 and started to study for the BBKA examinations in 1995 when he decided he wanted to know more about the bees he was keeping. His studies resulted in achieving the BBKA Master Beekeeper certificate in 2002 and the National Diploma in Beekeeping […]

Gardeners’ Question Time  Sunday 19th June

Enthusiastic gardeners gathered at Up Front Gallery last Sunday afternoon to present their questions to the panel of experts. The event was organised by Penrith Beekeepers Association to raise awareness of how bees and pollinators can be supported through more environmentally sensitive approaches to gardening. Unfortunately, due to family commitments Eric Robson could not Chair […]

Bee Hotel Workshops

Bee Hotel Workshops were  held at Upfront Gallery on  22nd May and 18th June.   They were designed to help family groups make a bee hotel to take home to install in their own garden. PBKA had been allocated grants from Persimmon Homes and Penrith Town Council which enabled PBKA to produce 20 commercially produced bee […]

Excursion to Slovenia

During late August and the beginning of September 2022 , Penrith Beekeepers Association led a six day  excursion to Slovenia for a group of 16 beekeepers from Cumbria and other parts of the UK.  The trip was organised by ‘Aritours’ ( a company specialising in excursions for beekeepers world wide) , and their Slovenian based […]