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.