County Limerick Beekeepers' Association
Next Beginners' Course
It's that time of year to make plans for taking on that new hobby and what more exciting way than Beekeeping! Limerick Beekeepers Association are running a Beginners Beekeeping course in March 2014. Don't be dissapointed and register early to be part of this exciting activity!
Date: 1st & 8th March 2014
The program for the 2014 course will be:
Introduction/Inhabitants of the Hive
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.
The association holds its meetings on the second Monday of every month (with the exceptions of the months of December, January, July and August) at 8pm in the South Court Hotel in Raheen.
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.