Introductory Course 2023 Details

Introduction to Beekeeping Course

Lecture Dates: Monday 20th and 27th February, 6th, 13th, 20st and 27th March 2023 from 7:30-9:00pm, Dunhill Education Centre 

The fee of €150 covers 

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

 ∙ Visits to the Association Apiary x 4 for actual demonstrations in April/May/June.

 ∙ Membership of EWBA and the Federation of Irish Beekeepers until 31/12/2023 

 ∙ A copy of An Beachaire (the Irish Beekeeper’s Magazine) monthly until 31/12/2023.

 ∙ 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 application form is to be emailed to

Intro to Beekeeping Application Form 2023.docx

Discounts are available for additional family members.

A reduced fee of €70 is available for those who only wish to undertake the lectures only.


What do I need to to do the course?

For the lectures only, you will need a pen and paper to take notes.

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.