Wednesday 2nd August

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



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



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



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



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



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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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

Gormanston 2017!

The provisional programme for Gormanston 2017 is now available.This years Gormanston will be taking place from 30th of July - 4th August! We have a series of great talks and workshops for all levels, from beginners to intermediate and senior. Check out the programme of events and book your place before places run out!

Please note that this may be subject to future changes so keep checking back to get the most up today information!

The 2017 National honey Show!

The schedule is now up for the 2017 National Honey Show! Click here for more information

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
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

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