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The secret life of bees THE NEW Pembrokeshire

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Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre: At two venues this month.

The NEW Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor will be the focus of two community talks this month.

Paul Eades, Apiary Manager for the Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, will be giving talks in Haverfordwest and Cardigan.

The Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre includes an apiary for training beekeepers, public observation areas, ‘bee cams’, and the award-winning ‘Honey Kitchen’ and ‘Bee Hive’ exhibitions.

Paul said he is looking forward to talking about the exciting work taking place at the centre, which opened last year: “The reception we have received since officially opening the centre has been fantastic”, Paul said.

“It has generated a huge amount of interest from the public, who come to watch the honey extracting and hive inspections and also observe the secret life of bees!”

The talk in Haverfordwest has been organised for the Pembrokeshire National Trust Association and takes place on February 10 at the Picton Centre at 7.30pm.

The second event is ‘Beekeepers Question Time’ at the Small World Theatre, Cardigan on Sunday February 22 at 10.30am.

Paul will give a talk about the Beekeeping Centre and there will be a panel of experts answering questions and giving advice on local beekeeping.

He is also running an ‘Introductory Course for Beekeepers’ on February 28 at Haverfordwest’s Picton Centre, which is by advance booking only.

Additional courses, both classroom and practical, will be run during the year at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre, with the ever popular honey extracting demonstrations later in the season.

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Information is available from Scolton Manor on other bee-related events taking place during the year at the centre.