Trees for Bees

**ALL TREES ARE NOW ALLOCATED** Those of you who ordered tree saplings should have already received a confirmation email by now, if not, contact Eamon at the email address below.

Limited number of saplings await planting for your bees and when they are gone, they are gone!

If you are a member of an affiliated association of FIBKA and want trees, Here is what you must do.

  • Plan your planting event during tree week 5th - 12th March
  • Register your event or events 
  • Email Eamon Magee at and state what county you are registered under and designate one of the 12 locations suitable for you to collect your bag. You will then receive a confirmation email within a few days.

Its simple and its imperative as we will get our saplings for 2017 based on the number of events that that we register NOW.

Follow this link and fill out the form. Any planting is in an event , it should be registered and don’t forget if it private just tick "private" on the last line on the form. A distribution charge of €10 euro payable on collection.

Each bag contains 20 saplings per sac (five bundles, four different varieties)

Pick up locations

Eamon Magee

Ben Harden

Liam Rice
East Cork

Noel Power

Colette O Connell

Eamon Tubman
Co Leitrim

Gerry Ryan

Dermot O Flaherty

Paul O Brien

Donal MCHugh

Jerome Phair

Jacqui Glisson
West Cork


So Get Planning - Get your proposed planting registered, order your trees And PLANT FOR YOUR BEES!



Co. Dublin Honey Show

The Dublin Beekeeper’s association will hold its Honey Show on Sat 4th Nov, in Christ Church Hall in Rathgar at 10.30. Entries from Beekeepers across the country and stiff competition have made this event a favourite for Dubliners and visitors from around the country in recent years. 

Entries are now being registered online at Alternatively you can print an entry and post it to the address on the entry form

Co. Mayo BKA Honey Show!

Co. Mayo BKA will be holding their annual honey show on Monday the 23rd of October in the Community Centre, Dromore West, Co Sligo. This event is starting at 5pm and honey needs to be entered before 4.30pm.

The highlight of the show will be an in-depth talk by world-renowned beekeeper, Mark L Winston, who will share insights from his seminal work, "Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive" and world renowned expert on heather honey and Mead, Michael Badger MBE, will be the Chief Honey judge and will also give a presentation on heather honey. The talk will start from 6pm and will be free!

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

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