Monday 31st July


Time Topic
08:00 Breakfast
08:00 Registration Room 13

 


 

Beginners

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Getting Started Paul O'Brien
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Occupants of the Hive Liam McGarry
 
12:30 Lunch
 
13:30 Summer School Photograph on Front Steps
 
14:00-15:00 Hives and Frames Dennis Ryan
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Apiary Selection and Management and Record Keeping Rose Breslin
 
17:00 Dinner
 
18:45-19:45 Handling Bees Ethel Irvine

 


 

Intermediate

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Do you have Healthy Bees? Jim Vivian-Griffiths
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 The Experience of Varroa In Ireland Mary Coffey
 
12:30 Lunch
 
13:30 Summer School Photograph on Front Steps
 
14:00-15:00 Queen Rearing on a Small Scale Tom Prendergast
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Preparing Bees for Winter Irene Power
 
17:00 Dinner

 


Senior

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Harvesting the Crop Dennis Ryan
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Colony losses and the role of pesticides Ralph Buchler
 
12:30 Lunch
 
13:30 Summer School Photograph on Front Steps
 
14:00-15:00 Pollen Margaret Murdin
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Senses of the Honey Bee John Hendrie
 
17:00 Evening Meal

 


Workshops

Time Topic Lecture
09:30-11:30* Microscopy - Disease Diagnosis J. Ryan / R. Breslin
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Queen Rearing Using a Cloake Board Mark Newenham
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch 
   
13:30 Summer School Photograph on Front Steps 
   
14:00-16:00* Microscopy - Understanding it's use A. van Rossum/E. Attridge
   
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 How to go about winning the World Cup in Honey Bill Fisher & Sue Carter
 
17:00 Dinner
 
*NB Longer Session Times

 


Examination

14:00-17:00  Practical Intermediate
14:00-17:00  Practical Senior

 


Evening Programme

18:45-19:30 Bee Keeping - The Global Picture - Philip McCabe
18:45-19:45 Assembly and Nailing of Frames - Dennis Ryan & others
20:00 Deasy Memorial Talk - by John Breen on the 'History of Irish Beekeeping'

 

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Social

News

The Fota Honey Show 2017!

Fota Honey Show will take place on Sunday the 1st of October in the Education Centre of the Wildlife Park

A schedule for the show is available here


Looking for honey labels and FIBKA lids?

For anyone looking to get the FIBKA jar lids or tamper proof labels for your honey, we have put together the following guidelines in how to apply for them. The document can be downloaded here


Hedge cutting

If you wish to report hedge cutting out of season
Contact the people below
National Parks & Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Dublin 2
IRELAND D02 TW98
For General Queries:
Tel: +353-1-888 3242
LoCall 1890 383 000 (within Republic of Ireland only - rates charged for the use of 1890 numbers may vary among different service providers)
Fax: +353-1-888 3272
E-mail: nature.conservation@ahg.gov.ie
Web: www.npws.ie


Disease Sampling Form

Teagasc offers a Honeybee disease diagnostic service to beekeepers, more information available here


Bee Research Project!

FIBKA are co operating with CIT to run a beehealth project to improve the genetic diversity of Irish honey bee stocks, funding needed either corporate or individual. Click here for more info!


All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Great news! - The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is released this week. Click here for more info!


Got something to say!?

We are looking for people to submit articles on beekeeping or anything related to it, on a once off or a regular basis. If you think you could put pen to paper, then please email the Beachaire Manager, Dermot O'Flaherty at  manager.beachaire@irishbeekeeping.ie