East Waterford Beekeepers Association

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2019 Beginners Beekeeping Course


Date: March/April 2019


If you would like to register an expression of interest, without any commitment, we will contact you as soon as we have dates confirmed.

Please email: waterfordbees@gmail.com to register.


As in Spring Irish bees become active again after the quiet winter months. Our Beginners’ Course facilitates a hands-on approach right from the start. The course comprises of a day’s workshop, covering the practical and theoretical aspects of the craft. Visits to working apiaries are organised during the beekeeping year.

The course will cover subjects like:

Beekeeping – What it entails

Workings of a bee colony

Bee equipment

Controlling bees and working towards honey

Keeping bees healthy and solving problems

Nectar and pollen sources

Harvesting the honey

Including a visit to an Apiary to get a feel for our new friends.