01 December 2015
Beekeeping is being used to help Welsh ex-servicemen cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Carmarthenshire former soldier, Richard Jones, has teamed up with the Cywain Bee project as a means of helping his fellow ex-servicemen deal with the effects of PTSD. Himself a PTSD sufferer and beekeeper, Richard from Llanelli, believes there are qualities associated with beekeeping that can help veterans affected by the debilitating and distressing disorder that is triggered by traumatic events. Richard, who served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, was diagnosed with PTSD a few years ago and his experiences put him in a unique position to help
16 November 2015
Selling at events, festivals, farm gate, visitor attractions Friday 27th November 2015 9:30am – 4:00pm Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Newtown, SY16 3PW -- Cywain Bee project is proud to be organizing this free one day workshop alongside Total Food Marketing Mentor Russell Ferguson. This day away from your business will give you a host of tips and techniques on how to generate and maximise your revenue and sales from Farmer’s Markets, food fairs, etc. It will also make you feel more confident when working your stand. If you are looking to improve your soft selling techniques to grow a stronger business, then this session is a ‘must’
22 October 2015
The success of a homegrown Welsh project that has become a blue print for agricultural business support across Europe is highlighted in an independent report published today (October 22nd). Cywain Agriculture, was set up by Menter a Busnes in 2008 to offer Wales-wide business support for primary producers, and has succeeded in creating jobs and bringing new products into the marketplace. An independent evaluation has now been carried it into Phase 2 of the project (2013-15) by the experienced evaluators the Rural Development Company Ltd. It identifies several key factors in Cywain Agriculture’s success, and offers recommendations as to how a success for
28 September 2015
Fishermen, seafood suppliers and restaurant owners joined RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew for the RNLI’s first Fish Supper fundraiser in Wales at Moelfre Lifeboat Station last night (Thursday 24 September). In a celebration of local seafood and the work of the RNLI charity, a selection of the best North Wales catch was served up before Moelfre RNLI’s new all-weather lifeboat Kiwi launched down the slipway of the newly opened boathouse. The RNLI’s newest fundraising event, Fish Supper invites people to sign-up to host a fish-themed dinner at home, inviting family and friends to bring along a donation to the charity. The launch event at
23 September 2015
New Carmarthenshire vineyard – Jabajak – has joined the illustrious ranks of Wales’ burgeoning wine industry with the launch of its first wine, which has just picked up its first award too! The launch took place during the Welsh Vineyard Association’s annual awards ceremony, which saw vineyard owners from across Wales gather at Jabajak’s Whitland-based vineyard for the competition. It was also a day of celebration for Jabajak as their first wine received a prestigious silver award. Jabajak Vineyard Restaurant with Rooms is the creation of the Stuart Robson family: Amanda and Julian their children Jo, Ali and Katie and grandmother Buddug. “We are