East Waterford Beekeepers Association

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AGM 23rd October

The AGM for members of EWBA will be held in the Roanmore Centre at 19:00

It would be great to have as many members as possible present.

Nomination Forms have been sent out.

agenda and Reports to follow.


Lecture 18 Sept 2019

Our first lecture after the summer is on Wed 18 Sept in the Roanmore Centre at 7PM

The lecturer is Jim Ryan from Thurles. Jim is a beekeeper with 35 years experience and was former chairman of North Tipperary Beekeepers’ Association. Jim is currently the chairman of Galtee Bee Breeder’s Group

The topic is Wintering the Bees, looking back over the summer, preparing for winter and looking forward. Jim brings some of his own unique experience to the topic.

Jim is an interesting speaker and we hope to see many members on the night.

Our chairman Willy O’Brien will give a presentation on the Leader Funding project also.

Be thinking of topics/workshops you would like us to organise also.


Next Apiary Demonstration is on 21 August 2019 at 7PM


Apiary Demonstration Tuesday 15/07/19

Meet at 6:45 pm Ballygunner Church Carpark


Gormanston Summer School for Beekeepers 12 – 16 Aug incl.

 FIBKA Gormanston Beekeepers’ Summer School  runs Monday 12th August until Friday 16th August .
It is for Beginner, Intermediate and Senior Beekeepers or anyone wanting to learn more about beekeeping and to improve their knowledge of beekeeping.
It is a brilliant week with an array of speakers and demonstrations and there are lots of social events also. You will get talking to beekeepers from Ireland, England and further afield and everyone is willing to share their information There are plenty field demonstrations planned where you will need your beesuit.
You will find several suppliers of equipment there also.
You don’t have to go for the week. You can go for a day or two. The food is also good!
The draft programme is now on the FIBKA website at  https://irishbeekeeping.ie/beekeeping-summer-school-gormanston-2019/#drafts  . Have a look at the programme to see what is on offer. You don’t have to stay within any one category. You can pop into any lecture Room or Demonstration that suits you. You may have to register for some limited ones beforehand.
You could also enter the honey show and the draft guideline are there also. A visit to the Honey Show is interesting to see all the exhibits
It really is a great week and I strongly encourage you, if you can at all, to take at least one day there.
If interested contact Michael Gleeson at gormanston@irishbeekeeping.ie

Apiary Demonstration Wednesday 12th June Cancelled


Preliminary Apiary Practical Exam 18th May 2019

Below are photos of the group that did the Preliminary Exam on 18th May 2019. We had 4 from EWBA and 3 from SKBA.

John Cunningham was the examiner.

Pat Crowley Apiary Manager and Pat Barrett  provided lots of practical tuition before the exam.

Jimmy Giles was on hand also doing lots of practical work in the background

Many thanks to all who helped. It was a great day.

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Beginners at the Apiary on 5th May 2019

We ha20190504_141906d a great group of beginners at the first Apiary Demonstration for beginners on 5th May all listening intently to Pat Crowley Apiary Manager


Apiary Demonstration Wed 8th May Cancelled


Apiary Demonstration Update

Dates for Apiary Demonstrations

Saturday  4th May 2019 at 14:00. Meet in carpark St Mary’s Church, Ballygunner at 13:45

Wednesday 8th May at 19:00. Meet at St Mary’s Church, Ballygunner at 18:45

Both of the above demonstrations are for the people who completed the Introduction to Beekeeping Course only

Apiary Demonstration  cancelled  on 27/04/19 due to weather restrictions