County Limerick Beekeepers' Association
Collection of Swarms
If you have a swarm of bees, maybe in an inconvenient place and you do not know what to do about it, please click HERE to find a local beekeeper who may be able to give advice or to collect the swarm. (Charge at the discretion of the service provider.)
THE VENUE AND TIMING OF OUR MEETINGS HAS CHANGED!
The Meetings for May and and June will be held on the second Thursday of the month in the Mungret GAA clubhouse. The starting time of 8pm is unchanged.
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 use hexagonal 'Notice Board' link at the top left of this page.
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.