If you would like to give someone a gift to attend our Introduction to Beekeeping Course or for Membership of our Association please contact me Anne Marie Fogarty at 0862064919 and we can arrange a gift voucher for you.
EWBA Membership Fees for 2020 are now due.
You are fully insured for your Beekeeping activities through membership and you get your monthly copy of the beekeepers’ magazine An Beachaire.
Your membership provides for attendance at all lectures free and insures you for visits to the Apiary.
People cannot attend the Apiary if they are not EWBA Members for purposes of Insurance.
We are trying a series of Mini Lectures this month.
The idea is to have some of our own members tell us about something that they have found useful and that may be of interest to other members.
It also gets us used to giving a talk to groups.
Each lecture will be approx 20 minutes and there will be time for questions.
Lecture1..A Kerry Man’s Method of Swarm Control..Anne Marie Fogarty
Lecture 2..Queen Rearing using An Incubator..James Maher
Lecture 3..Keeping Bees on a Roof in an Urban Environment..Peter Fitzgerald
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.
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.
Meet at 6:45 pm Ballygunner Church Carpark
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.