County Limerick Beekeepers' Association
Celebrating 60 years of organised beekeeping

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Spraying of Forestry with Cypermethrin

The Irish Forestry Unit Trust have given short notice of likely spraying of forestry areas with the toxic-to-bees chemical, Cypermethrin. They have provided maps of areas in counties Clare and Limerick. These maps can be accessed here. Further information will be sought

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.

Beginners Course 2017

(Members Only - Course Fee: €50)

Venue: Mungret GAA Club

Dates: April 8th, 9am to 3pm
April 15th, 9am to 4pm.

Weather permitting, apiary practical demonstrations will take place on April 24th, May 2nd, 8th , 15th, 22nd.

Preliminary written exam takes place on May 27th with the practical after this. Exam Fee: €20

June 5th: evening practical class Intermediate class of 2017 have agreed to mentor beginners. Please email Donal Cooper, Education Officer with your name and details:

Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month in the Mungret GAA clubhouse. The starting time is 8pm. See Notice Board for more recent info.

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.