Wednesday 2nd August


Time Topic
07:45 Annual Mass for living & deceased members and friends
08:00 Breakfast
08:00 Registration Room 13

 


Beginners

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Summer & Spring Management Liam McGarry
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Outdoor Demo (on the front lawn - Bee Suit necessary) All available Speakers
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
14:00-15:00 Nuclei for begineers Simon Rees
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Outdoor Demo (on the front lawn - Bee Suit necessary) All available Speakers
 
17:00-18:00 Assembly and Nailing of Frames Dennis Ryan & others
 
19:00 Gala Dinner & Social

 


Intermediate

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Langstroth Simon Rees
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 A Year of Commercial Beekeeping & Bee Improvement Aoife Nic Giolla Códa
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
14:00-15:00 Producing Nuclei Keith Pierce
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 Swarming - Opportunity or Problem? Jim Vivian-Griffiths
 
19:00 Gala Dinner & Social

 


Senior

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Getting the Colony Strong for the Crop Keith Pierce
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Biotechnical Measures for Varroa control Ralph Buchler
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
14:00-15:00 The Patterson Unit Roger Patterson
 
15:00-15:45 Tea / Coffee Break
 
15:45-16:45 The Drone Michael Maunsell
 
19:00 Gala Dinner & Social

 


Workshops

Time Topic Lecturer
09:30-10:30 Frame Nailing with a jig and nail gun Eamon Magee
 
10:30-11:15 Tea / Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Hive Assembly Billy O'Rourke
 
12:30-13:30 Lunch
 
14:00 - 16.00* Apidea Use (Demo on Lawn - Bee suit Necessary) Terry Clare
 
15:45-16:45  Encaustic Art Lorraine Priestly
 
15:45-16:45  Section Honey Thomas Ellis
 
19:00 Gala Dinner & Social
   
*NB Longer session time

 


Examinations

9:30-12:30pm Honey Judge Exam 1 (Note: Honey Show is closed for duration of exam)
13:30-16:30pm Honey Judge Exam 2 (Note: Honey Show is closed for duration of exam)

 

Evening Programme

Office Hours Pre Registration for Thursday's Pollen Microscopy Workshops - Room 13

  

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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