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The Latest from The Federation

Beekeeper Registration

Recently there appears to have been a lot of communication and some degree of confusion regarding beekeeper registration requirements. This email aims to provide clarity on this issue.

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OPW Phoenix Park Honey Show

This is the fourth Honey Show organised and run by the OPW. The event is now established as one of the premier Honey Shows in the country attracting a very large number of spectators. The OPW are to be commended for their support and promotion of Beekeeping…

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The Pope and the Bee

Bee has been catapulted into the lime light of World Meeting of Families 2018, and the visit of the Pope. The very first event on the main stage in the RDS on Wednesday 22nd, 10am to 11 am will be a short, comedy-drama, called Don’t Buzz Off, featuring Frances O’Brien, Tim Harden and Tomas McNamara.

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Are you a beekeeper, farmer looking for pollination services or a company looking for bees on your site? if so, then fill in the following form and we will try to match you up with requirements in your area.

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Western Beekeepers Alliance Autumn Lecture

CELIA DAVIS LECTURE

The Western Beekeepers Alliance has organised another lecture for us this autumn. This one is special. It is an all day event starting at 9:30am Saturday September 22nd, featuring Celia Davis author of “The Honey Bee Inside Out” and “The Honey Bee Around & About

Also speaking will be Mary Coffey to whom we send our bee and comb samples for testing. Ted Massey, Agriculture Inspector with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations

Welcome to the web site of the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations.The Federation represents our 48 local member associations. Each Association has its own programme of lectures and apiary demonstrations – some planned in advance and some on short notice. Your local Secretary can tell you what’s on.

Many local Associations have beginners’ courses over the winter and it’s an excellent way to learn abut the craft. For all levels of experience, the Federation runs a one week summer course in Gormanston College. This draws beekeepers from all over the country and internationally not just to hear lectures.

Each Association has an Executive Council member assigned as a link between the Association and the Federation.

It’s a great time to keep bees. There’s more clover with nitrates restricted, more oilseed rape grown for fuel, less destruction of hedgerows as people realise how much benefit they provide for shelter and wildlife. All this encourages us to continue with an ancient craft with such a wonderful product – pure Irish Honey. Enjoy it!

Fáilte

Fáilte chuig idirlíon Chomhnascadh Cumann Beachairí na h-Éireann. In san comhnascadh seo, tá 48 cumainn áitiúla. Clic ar an léarscáil chun eolas ar an gceann is giorra dhuit a aimsiú. Bíonn clár léachtaí dá chuid féin ar siúl ag gach aon cumann comh maith le teaspáintaisí praicticiúla in san bheachlainn i rith an t-samhraidh. Bíonn cuid de na h-imeachtaí seo socraithe le fada roimh ré agus cuid acu a thárlionn d’aon gnó. Bíonn gach eolas le fáil ón rúnaí áitiúl. Bíonn ranganna ar siúl i rith an gheimhridh ag furmhór de na cumainn i gcóir daoine atá ar intinn acu beachaireacht a fhoghlaim. Is oiriúnach an slí seo chun eolas a fháil ar an gcéird.

Bíonn cúrsa samhradh á reachtáil ag an comhnascadh gach bliain ar gach leibhéil eolais i gColáiste Baile Mhic Gormáin i gCo. na Mí. Mór-chruinniú í seo de bheachairí as gach áird den tír seo agus as tíortha thar lear comh maith. Clic anseo chun a thuile eolais a fháil ar an gcúrsa. Tá gach cumann sa tír faoi chúram ball áirithe de Choiste Feidhmiúchán Náisiúnta an Chomhnascaidh. Seo leanas ainmneacha na mball agus na gcumann atá faoina gcúram.

In san lá atá inniú ann, tá gach rud ceart chun tosnú ar bheaca a choimeád. Níl an oiread sin nitreáid á scaoileadh amach ar an dtalamh ag na feirmeoirí. Tá níos mó síol-ráibe á chur faoi láthair i gcóir ábhar ola chun comhacht a gnothú. Níl an méid chéanna de na clathacha agus na torthaí á leagadh mar tá níos mó tuisceana ag daoine go bhfuil siad an úsáideach o thaobh fothana agus chun an fiadhúlra a chaomhnú. Ón méid seo ar fad, moltar dúinn leanúint leis a gceird ársa seo ag a bfhuil an toradh íontach – fíor mhil na h-Éireann.

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FIBKA Structure

A Who's who of the Federation Committee and their contact Details.

Honey Bee Health

Information and advice about bee health and the latest treatments available.

An Beachaire

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Find an Association

Find an Association near you and get started now. Many are running classes.

Beekeeping Forum

Discuss the issues of the day with FIBKA beekeepers all over Ireland.

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