The PBKA ‘Introducing Beekeeping Course’ Review

  The PBKA ‘Introducing Beekeeping Course’ run by Julia Pigott and Martin Hoggard was an intensive two day programme based at Greystoke Village Hall.  As well as detailed information about bees and beekeeping techniques it included a practical session inspecting the beehives at the apiary on the Greystoke Castle Estate.  The Feedback Summary below shows […]

The Hive Geometrix Exhibition: May – July 2022

The ‘Hive Geometrix Exhibition’  was held at Upfront Gallery, nr. Penrith  17th May – 3rd July 2022,  showcased Stephen Livingstone’s paintings about the lives of honey bees throughout the seasons. Stephen Livingstone is a visual artist who is based in Durham. His work deals with human impact upon landscapes and habitats and often involves collaboration […]

Bees in Action Pictures

These photographs of ‘bees in action’ were taken by members and friends of Penrith and District Beekeepers Association (PBKA). They were originally selected by Stephen Livingstone for inclusion in the editions of the PBKA Calendar which has been produced annually since 2017. Prints of these photographs are available for purchase : £10 each. This includes […]

Hive Geometrix Exhibition Workshops – Further Details

Planting for Pollinators Project Zoom

Pollinator Project Zoom Pt1 Pollinator Project Zoom Pt2 Pollinator Project Zoom Q&A

Hive Geometrix Exhibition

Cumbrian Bee Times Issue 15

Introducing Beekeeping 30th -31st July 2022

At Greystoke Village Hall, near Penrith CA11 0TW Julia Pigott & Martin Hoggard will run the Introducing Beekeeping on behalf of PBKA. It will be of interest to anyone who would like to become a beekeeper as well as those who have started beekeeping, but consider themselves to be beginners. Julia is a highly experienced […]

21/22 Winter Events Updated

You may download the PDBKA programme of winter events here

2022 PDBKA Calendar preview

The PBKA 2022 Calendar is now on sale at the following retailers in and around Penrith: Eden Gallery & Tea Room, St. Andrews Churchyard; Star Fruits Greengrocers, Angel Lane; Rooting4U Greengrocers, Devonshire Arcade; Richardsons Timber Merchants; Coomara Vets, Carlisle; Beehive Inn, Eamont Bridge; DTEC Computers, Scotland Road; Booths; Heather Glen Hotel, Ainstable; Jan’s Homemade Cakes, […]