East Waterford Beekeepers Association

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Beginners Course 2018.
We are in the process of organising a beginners course for the coming year. Most likely it will be held in March like it was last year. As soon as this is done details will appear here.
We are also planning lectures to be held in each of the coming months January, February, March and April. These will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Venue: Roanmore GAA Centre, Waterford. These will be public meetings and will be open to not just our members but also anyone that has an interest in honeybees or beekeeping.



Beginners’ Course

After some very successful beginners’ courses in the past we are delighted to announce our next beginners’ beekeeping course. Saturday 11th March has been chosen for the course and we are fortunate to have the facilities of the new GIY HQ at Ardkeen at our disposal. The course will run from 9.30am until 4pm. The cost of the course is €65 and this includes lunch at 1pm. Bookings may be made through the GIY website: giy.ie   There are limited places so book early to avoid disappointment.

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.