Beginners’ course in Beekeeping 2017

If you are interested in pursuing an outdoor hobby that is close to nature and the opportunity to get a crop of honey avail of this fantastic opportunity. You will get two full days of beekeeping theory and then 6 outdoor demonstrations where the real learning takes place, followed by mentoring. The fee also covers a yearly subscription to STBA, monthly beekeeping magazine for the year, two newsletters full of facts and up to date activities and a beekeeping book. The whole package is fantastic value.


Saturday 8th April 2017

  • Registration 9:30 – 10:00
  • Course 10:00 – 16:30

Saturday 22nd April 2017

  • Time: 9:30 – 16:30

Outdoor demos to follow on a Tuesday evenings at 19:00 – 21:00.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Getting Started/The inhabitants of the hive
  • Equipment and manipulation
  • The Apiary/ A year’s work
  • Hygiene and Disease
  • Swarming
  • Harvesting the crop


€100 must be paid on the first morning of the course


LIT bypass Clonmel

Contact the below to avail of a place:



International Meeting of Young Beekeepers

We are currently looking for young beekeepers (12 -16 age group) to represent Ireland at France 2018. Full details can be seen 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
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

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