Beginners Beekeeping Course Attendees 2023

The two day course was very well attended by participants on each day of training.
We were well looked after by
Rathkeale House Hotel on both days. 
Their carvery lunch was excellent with generous portions.
The feedback on the two days was very positive.
It was great to be back face to face and meeting everyone. The next part of the course will be the practical beekeeping at our Training Apiary in Mungret from the end of April, weather permitting.
The photographs below show the participants on both days
 and a big thankyou to every one for attending and those who helped out.
Beginners Class, 2019

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 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.

13th Aug 2022

It is with great sadness I post the news of the sudden death of our dear friend and colleague Liam Arrigan.

Funeral arrangements are available at

Liam was a very active member of the County Limerick Beekeepers Association and served on the Association’s Committee for many years in various roles. He retired from the position of Treasurer in 2020. Liam was very helpful, encouraging and a friend to all he met and will be greatly missed.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis