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!



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!

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