This course will be held over 6 nights 7-9pm each night
Dates to be decided
7.00pm – 9:00pm each night.
Either on Zoom or at the
Dunhill Education Centre,
Dunhill Ecopark, Dunhill, Co Waterford.X91 FVF9
Option A : 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
Option B : 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
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 Niall at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0876293122 if you need more information