East Waterford Beekeepers Association

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Introduction to Beekeeping Course Deferred

In the interests of Health and Safety around the Coronavirus problem our Introduction to Beekeeping Course is deferred until further notice


Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2020

Dates:
This course will be held over 3 Wednesdays
Wednesday 18th and 25th March and 1st April 2020.
Time:
7.00pm – 9:00pm each night.
Location:
Dunhill Education Centre,
Dunhill Ecopark, Dunhill, Co Waterford.X91 FVF9
Cost:
Option A €110: Attend Introductory Course lectures, Apiary demonstrations, monthly lectures, membership of the Federation of Irish Beekeepers and East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association, Monthly beekeepers magazine and beekeeping insurance for 2020
OR
Option B €60: Attend at Introductory Course Lectures only
Course Content Synopsis:
Bees in Ireland
Importance of Bees
The Honey Bee Colony, Lifecycle, Occupants of the Hive, Roles within the hive, What bees collect and why.
Siting an Apiary
The Hive parts, How many hives do you want/need,
What equipment  you need,  Protective Clothing
The Beekeepers year, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer,
How to open a hive of bees
Inspecting and Treating bees, Record Keeping
Swarming
 How bees produce honey, Honey types, and harvesting honey
Other products from the Hive
Pests and Diseases
Honey Comb and learning to read the comb.
Handouts of lecture notes are included in the Course Fee.

Those wanting to participate in Apiary Demonstrations will learn the practical parts of Beekeeping..opening a hive, looking for the Q, identifying the occupants of the hive, learning how to carry out inspections, spotting disease, using the smoker, and much much more.

We recommend reading The Bee Manual by Claire and Adrian Waring in preparation for the course.

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 at:  waterfordbees@gmail.com or phone 0862064919 if you need more information


Lecture 11th March 2020

Lecture Title:

My Calendar Year after 56 years of Beekeeping, Doing a Split for Queen Rearing, and The Demaree Method of Swarm Control

Lecturer:

Donal O’Brien EWBA

Date:

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Venue:

Dunhill Education Centre, Dunhill Ecopark, Dunhill, Co Waterford. X91 FVF9

Time:

7.oopm

Cost:

Free to members and €5 to non-members

Donal has many years experience in Beekeeping  and in fact the inaugural meeting of the East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association was held in the kitchen of his home at Dunabrattin, Annestown, Waterford in April 1957