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.
We had a great group of beginners at the first Apiary Demonstration for beginners on 5th May all listening intently to Pat Crowley Apiary Manager.
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
The FIBKA written and practical Preliminary Exams will be held on the 18/05/19
We have 4 applicants from EWBA and 3 applicants from SKBKA joining with us.
Good luck to all taking part. This is a great way to start learning more about beekeeping and learning to improve your skills.
As of April 2019 a lot of hives appear this year to be congested and adding frames of drawn brood comb or just of new foundation should be fitted on a mild day.
For those that don’t get the chance to attend their hives frequently a good idea is to put up a super on strong colonies with the middle frames of all new foundation so the bees will draw out these frames using up the ivy stores.