East Waterford Beekeepers Association

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2018 Beginners Beekeeping Course

Our Beginners Beekeepers Course is now open for booking.

Date: Saturday 14th April.
Time: 10am-4pm.
Venue: Holy Cross Pub,
Butlerstown, Waterford.

Fee: €65.

Food for the day will be provided as part of the course.

Each participant will be supplied with the book ‘Bees at Bottom of the Garden’ which is recognised as a very good reference book for the beginner.

Contact Pat Crowley on 0868166653 or by email: waterfordbees@gmail.com to book your place.

 

As in April 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.

If you are interested in attending our Beginners’ Course please send your contact details to waterfordbees@gmail.com and we’ll forward you all the relevant information.

 

 


A.G.M. Adjourned to Wed. 29th Nov.

We held our AGM on 15th November. It was felt that members should be given time to reflect on the subject of affiliation to FIBKA or IBA. The AGM was adjourned to Wednesday 29th when it is hoped business will be concluded. Again it’s a 7pm start at the Roanmore GAA Centre. There will be a cuppa there for those who arrive early for the chat.


Galleries

Harvesting in August 2011.

Featuring: Noel Calanan, Eoin Calanan, Mike Hughes, Micheal Kavanagh and Eamonn Fitzgerald

 


2017 AGM – 15th November

 

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Our AGM is scheduled for Wednesday the 15th of November 2017 at the Roanmore GAA Centre at 7 pm. New members are welcome.

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