Tuesday 1st August


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

 


Beginners

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Disease and Hygiene Willie O' Byrne
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Swarming Dara Kilmartin
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 Announcement of Honey Queen / Opening of Honey Show
 
14:00-15:00 Foraging John Breen
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Outdoor Demo (on the front lawn - Bee Suit necessary) All Available lecturers
 
17:00 Dinner

 


Intermediate

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Rape - a blessing or a curse Pam Hunter
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Honey From Hive to The Table Eamon Magee
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 Announcement of Honey Queen/opening of Honey Show
 
14:00-15:00 The Potential of the Irish Bee Grace McCormack
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Basics of colony health and sustainable disease control (Senior Hall) Ralph Buchler
  
17:00 Dinner

 


 Senior

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 A.F.B. - The Background to Hygenic Behaviour Ben Harden
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Selection on Varroa resistance Ralph Buchler
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 Announcement of Honey Queen/opening of Honey Show
 
14:00-15:00 The Queen Margaret Murdin
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Basics of colony health and sustainable disease control Ralph Buchler
  
17:00 Dinner
 
18:15-19:30 Senior Lectureship Exam - Nuclei

 


Workshops

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-11:30* Microscopy - Disease Diagnosis J. Ryan / R. Breslin
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Grafting P.J. Curran
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
13:30 Announcement of Honey Queen / Opening of Honey Show
 
14:00-15:00 Sugar Shaking (Outdoor demo - Bee Suit necessary)
Dara Scott
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Basics of colony health and sustainable disease control (Senior Hall) Ralph Buchler
 
17:00 Dinner
 
*NB Longer session time

 


Examinations

09:30-12:30 Senior Scientific Examination - Room TBA
09:30-12:30 Intermediate Scientific Examination - Room TBA

 


Evening Programme

18:15-19:30 Senior Lectureship Exam
18:30 Tree / Nature Walk around grounds - Eoghan O'Riordan
18:45-19:45 Our Native Flora - Billy O'Rourke
19:45 Honey Show Prize Giving

 

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Notice to all FIBKA Members

Insurance is in place for all FIBKA members as normal until 31 December 2017.

All FIBKA members have to renew their membership from 1st January 2018 as normal, in order to avail of FIBKA benefits including Insurance, An Beachaire, Gormanston, Education and all other membership benefits.

Membership benefits commence only when a members details are returned to the FIBKA Membership Secretary, by their Association Secretary/Treasurer.

We have been made aware that some Associations are not renewing their affiliation to FIBKA consequently all benefits for the members of those Associations end on the 31st December 2017, and Members in these Associations who wish to continue with FIBKA please contact the FIBKA Membership Secretary Joanna McGlaughlin at membershipsecretary@irishbeekeeping.ie for details of Associations near to you that are affiliated to FIBKA."


Executive Council meeting 16th December

An Executive Council meeting was held in Tullamore on Saturday the 16th of December to discuss among other items the current situation in FIBKA.

Here is a short description of what happened at that meeting


What does FIBKA offer its members?

Here is a comprehensive list of what FIBKA offers its members


Letter from FIBKA Executive to all Member Associations

The letter can be read here in its entirety by clicking here. There will also be a downloadable PDF file that you can share with other members of your Association


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