Introductory Course 2022 Details

Introduction to Beekeeping Course

Lecture Dates: Tues 15th and 22nd February, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22 March 2022 from 7-8:30pm online via Zoom 

The fee of €150 covers 

∙ Lectures x 6 (inclusive of practical online demonstrations).

 ∙ Visits to the Association Apiary x 4 for actual demonstrations in Apri/lMay/June.Covid permitting

 ∙ Membership of EWBA and the Federation of Irish Beekeepers until 31/12/2022 

 ∙ A copy of An Beachaire (the Irish Beekeeper’s Magazine) monthly until 31/12/2022.

 ∙ Third Party Insurance for your beekeeping.

 ∙ Eligibility to participate in EWBA & FIBKA education and Certified Exam Programme. 

Fees to be paid online through the Association Bank Account, details of which will be sent on receipt of your application. The link to join the lectures will also be sent on payment of your fee. 

Intro to Beekeeping Application Form 2022

Discounts are available for additional family members.


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What do I need to to do the course?

As the course is being held online, a device (laptop, tablet) which can connect using zoom.

For the practical elements, you will need a bee suit, wellington boots and marigold type rubber gloves.

A list of suppliers of bee equipment can be found on the FIBKA website.

Prior to the completion of the Introductory course, we do not recommend that people buy any other equipment.

Please note, for disease control reasons, .as leather gloves cannot be disinfected, they cannot be used in our association apiary.