Apiary Demonstration Notice

Apiary Demonstrations are solely for EWBA members and are not public demonstrations.

Apiary rules must be followed for all Apiary visits.

Demonstration Dates will be posted as soon as we can continue our Education Programme

 

Calendar 2019

November 13th

Mini Lecture Series

A series of 3 x 20-minute mini-lectures will be given by EWBA Members

Lecture 1..A Kerry Man’s Method of Swarm Control…by Anne Marie Fogarty

Lecture 2..Queen Rearing using an Incubator..by James Maher

Lecture 3..Keeping Bees on a Roof in an Urban Environment

October 23rd

AGM

September 11th

Looking Back at the year and Overwintering our Bees..Lecture By Jim Ryan North Tipperary Beekeepers Association

April 10th

Topic..Making a Nuc/Increasing your Stocks…Lecture by Tom Prendergast former Apiary Manager South Tipp Bees
Introduction to Beekeeping Course

20th & 27th March and 3rd April 2019 7- 9 pm each evening.

Go to Courses and Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2019 in the Home page for more details and for a course application form.

March 13th.

Topic..Common Diseases of the Hive and Treatments…Lecture possibly by Eleanor Attridge, FIBKA Bee Health Officer.

Feb 13th.

Topic..Spring Management..Lecture by Eamonn Magee, Dublin Beekeepers Association

Jan 9th.

Topic..Winter/Spring Jobs in the Apiary & Preparing Honey and other Bee Products for Sale and for Show.
Lecture by Tom Prendergast former Apiary Manager South Tipp Bees

Calendar 2018

November

21st – AGM
Venue – Roanmore Centre, 7PM
Please submit nominations for the committee and motions to Pat Crowley
Nominations for Secretary required as Pat Crowley is standing down this year to give more time to Managing the Apiary
This is the place to have your say so we would like as many members as possible to attend

October

17th – Lecture with Aoife Nic Giolla Coda
Topic- Bees and Plants
Venue – Roanmore Centre, 7PM
Lectures free to Members and those who did the Beginners Course in 2018 .
€5 charge for non-members

September

19th – Lecture and  Presentation of Pre-lim Certs with Michael Maunsell former Education Officer FIBKA .
Topic – Winter Preparation,
Venue – The Munster Bar, Upstairs
Lectures free to Members and those who did the Beginners Course in 2018.

 

€5 charge for non-members.

My Journey to Beecoming a Beekeeper

I’ve been keeping bees since 2003 and like all beekeepers, there is a scéal as to how I ended up with bee venom in my blood. My story begins with my grandfather Jerry Kevane who lived in Reenbee, just east of Dingle, Co. Kerry. My father told me that in the 1930s Jerry received two hives through the Congested Districts Board. Jerry was a meticulous man and in the weeks before the arrival of the hives, he acquired some old white flour bags from a local mill and fashioned himself a bee suit. My father recalled watching him sew the suit by candlelight. The bees arrived and, the very next day, Jerry set about “examining” the new arrivals. My dad sat on the ditch watching, with a mixture of excitement and awe, as his dad set to work.

Tall Ships 2011

We were asked to attend to this hive for the 2011 Tall Ships in Waterford.

Lecture

Lecture 11th March 2020

East Waterford Beekeepers' Association Meeting
Subject A Beekeepers Year and The Demaree Method of Swarm Control
Speaker Donal O'Brien EWBA (A Beekeepers Year and The Demaree Method of Swarm Control)
Date 11th Mar 2020
Time 7.00pm
Venue Dunhill Education Centre, Dunhill Ecopark, Dunhill, Co Waterford
Type Lecture
Cost Free to members and €5 to non-members
Notes 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

Donal O’Brien from EWBA will give a lecture in the Dunhill Education Centre on the topic of “A Beekeepers Year and The Demaree Method of Swarm Control”. 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. This lecture is free to members and €5 to non-members.