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Beginners' Course

The next beginners' course will commence on Saturday 4th April at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare.

PLEASE NOTE: The first session will be a four hour (9am to 1pm) very basic introduction for complete beginners.

The other two sessions will be all-day (9.30am to 4pm) sessions. The first of these will be held on Saturday 11th April and the second will follow two weeks later on Saturday 25th April. The fee for the course is €100.

For further information please contact our Education Officer, Donal Cooper (087 2742916) or any other member of the Committee.

In the meantime, if you are keen to get started learning about beekeeping, please come along to some of our meetings and join our Association. For details of the next meeting please click here.

Welcome to the Homepage of the County Limerick Beekeepers' Association. For information about meetings and other plans for the near future and in the coming year as well as news of recent events please navigate to the Notice Board or use the hexagonal link top left of this page.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in the Mungret GAA clubhouse. The starting time is 8pm.

The County Limerick Beekeepers' Association is affiliated to the The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Assocations. Our aim is to promote the practice of keeping bees, this in a sustainable  and environmentally friendly manner such that it increases public awareness regarding the benefits of bees, their importance in pollination and to the entire ecosystem. 

Subject matter discussed  includes:  life in the hive, how bees communicate, beekeeping equipment, bee seasons, beekeeping problems, forage plants, diseases, honey harvests as well as the many benefits that one can get from consuming native honey and other hive products.

For details of our meetings, please navigate to the Notice Board.

Past meetings 2013:

Monday 11th February: Roundtable group discussions. (brainswarming?) • Monday 11th March: Speaker: Redmond Williams. Topic: Spring Management. • Monday 8th April.Speaker: Tom Prendergast. Topic: Swarm Control. • Monday 13th May. Speaker: Gerry Ryan. Topic: Queen Rearing. Monday 10th June. "Round-table" discussions: For a summary of these, please follow this link. Monday 9th September. Redmond Williams gave a talk on: Honey Extraction and Presentation. Monday 14th October: Association Honey show with judges, Practical demonstrations by Leslie Hartigan. Monday 18th November. (AGM). More information about these and other events can be found by going to the Notice Board.