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!



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

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