What We Do!

  • Offer Beginners Education Programmes.
  • Encourage ongoing education for our Members by providing lectures and practical demonstrations at our Apiary.
  • Facilitate FIBKA Examinations
  • Offer support to our members and beginners.
  • Provide education to schools and community groups about the importance of bees and other pollinators.
  • Promote the importance of bees and other pollinators in the environment.
  • Create awareness of the craft of beekeeping.
  • Sell EWBA Apiary Honey and Bees.
  • Offer Beekeeping Equipment or products for sale/wanted.
  • Advertise Workshops/Lectures run by nearby Associations.
  • Offer help for the collection of swarms 

Please feel free to contact us to help you with the removal of any swarms of bees you should find. Bees are hugely important pollinators so, please, do not destroy them.

We do not remove wasps or wasp nests.

We do our utmost to assist you in swarm removal while endeavouring to protect the health and safety of all concerned. We will also re-home the bees that are recovered.

We are not liable for the costs or hire of any equipment etc. involved in the recovery of swarms.

Normally, there is no charge for swarm collection but a donation to EWBA would be very welcome when a member assists you with removing a swarm of bees.

Contact Anne Marie at 086 2064919 or Willy at 087 2258883 for assistance. Please send a photograph also.

Does Your Swarm Look Like This?

Upcoming Events: & Meetings in 2021

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FIBKA On-Line Lectures

FIBKA has organised a series of on-line lectures for members for the next few weeks. Associations are unable to host the usual Autumn series of lectures due to Covid-19.

There are some very interesting speakers.

To register for these lectures see your email address as the registration link was sent to you all  today 22/09/2020

See our Real-Time Calendar for details


Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2020

The Honey Bee Colony, Lifecycle, Occupants of the Hive, Roles within the hive, What bees collect and why. Plus siting an Apiary the Hive parts, How many hives do you want/need, what equipment  you need, protective clothing, the beekeepers year. If you would like to attend, please complete our membership  Application form which is available under the Membership tab on the website or email Anne Marie.


Preparing Honey for Sale and for Show

Preparing Honey for Sale and for Show is a lecture that will given by Dennis Ryan of South Tipperary Beekeepers’ Association on Wednesday 8th April 2020. The event is free to members and €5 to non-members. All are welcome to attend and we hope to see you there.

Spring Management and Building Up Stocks on Oil Seed Rape

East Waterford Beekeepers' Association Meeting
Subject Spring Management and building up stocks on Oil Seed Rape
Speaker Irene Power
Date 8th Jan 2020
Venue Dunhill Education Centre, Dunhill Ecopark, Dunhill, Co Waterford

Our first lecture for 2020 is on Wednesday 8th January at 7pm in Dunhill Rural Enterprise Park, Dunhill Ecopark, Dunhill, Co. Waterford.

This is the new venue for our lectures going forward. The most direct access is to come via the Tramore Road passing Orchardstown Garden Centre. Follow the signs for Dunhill and the park is on your right opposite the GAA grounds.

Our lecture will be given by Irene Power. Irene is a very experienced lecturer and has lectured in many counties and countries on various beekeeping topics and comes from a family steeped in beekeeping.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors shown who provide valuable support to our group.

Kate Bowe O'Brien
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EWBA is part funded by Waterford Leader Partnership, Department of Rural and Community Development and Waterford City and County Council

We are very grateful for the help and funding received from Waterford Leader Partnership, Department of Rural and Community Development and Waterford City and County Council which has helped us develop a teaching Apiary and funded items for teaching purposes. This has been of amazing assistance to us in helping us develop our teaching programmes.

Katherine Griffin

Many thanks to Katherine Griffin, Powerscourt, Waterford for her very generous donation to EWBA for the collection of a swarm of bees.


Thanks to brightlight for their help with the website.

Kate Bowe O’Brien

Thank you Kate for your expertise and time given to design a logo for EWBA.

Maria Linnane

Many thanks to Maria Linnane Belvedere Manor for her generous donation to EWBA for swarm removal.

George and Kathleen Brett

Many thanks to George and Kathleen Brett, Christendom, Ferrybank for their generous donation to EWBA and for advice given.