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The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations clg FIBKA

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CONNACHT
Ballyhaunis Beekeepers Association
Chair: Mary Corless
marycorless2@gmail.com

Secretary: Colm Bohane
bohancolm@gmail.com
ballyhaunisbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Patricia Duffy
pduffy6899@gmail.com
Connemara Beekeepers Association
ConnemaraBeekeepers.ie
Monthly meetings on the second Sunday at 4pm.
Chair: Gerard Coyne
gerrypcoyne@yahoo.co.uk

Secretary: Frank Conroy
secretary.connemarabeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Rodney Teck
rodneyteck@gmail.ie
Suck Valley Association
Chair: David Nally
svbkachair@gmail.com

Secretary: Rhonda Oates
SVBKAsecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Susan Hughes
SVBKAtreasurer@gmail.comt

Vice-Chairperson: Aidan Clifford
SVBKAvicechair@gmail.com
Tribes Beekeepers Association
Kilcornan
Clarinbridge
Co. Galway
TribesBeekeepersAssociation.com
Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm
Digges Beekeepers’ Association
Teeboy,
Corlough,
Co Cavan
H14 KD85
President: Sonny Moran
morananthony45@gmail.com

Chair: Mary Hyland

Secretary: Lorraine Byrne
diggesbeekeepersassociation@gmail.com

Joint Treasurer: Kathleen Kearns

Westport Association
Founded in 2009 the association holds its meetings on the first Tuesday of each month in the Teagasc Centre on the Newport Road, Westport with the exception of January.

For further information: wbkc.info
Chair: Ger Hyland
chairpersonwbka@gmail.com

Secretary: Alex Blackwell
secretarywbka@gmail.com

Treasurer: Julia McMaster
treasurerwbka@gmail.com

Erris Association
Chair: Pete Bryce Dexter
WPBryceDexter@gmail.com

Secretary: John McDermott
mcdermottireland@gmail.com

Treasurer: Neal Doherty
nealadoherty@gmail.com

County Mayo Association
Founded in 1979. It holde its meetings at Teagasc Centre, Bunree Road, Ballina, Co Mayo on the first Monday of each month with the exception of January and the summer months.

mayobeekeeper.com
Chair: Gervaise Padden

Secretary: Jude Walsh
judewalsh30@gmail.com

Treasurer: Agnes Flannery
agnesflannery@gmail.com
Sligo/Leitrim Association
Meets on the second Monday of each month at The Teeling Centre Collooney
at 7.30pm

Chair: Brian Ambry
jamesambry@rocketmail.com

Secretary: Eddie McGurrin
slba.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Patrick Lawrence
patricklawrence10@hotmail.com

LEINSTER
County Dublin Beekeepers Association
Wesley House
Leeson Park
Dublin 6
Chair: John Keogh
chair@dublinbees.org

Secretary: Rose Breslin
secretary@dublinbees.org

Treasurer: Rena McDonald
treasurer@dublinbees.org
Fingal North Dublin Association
The association meets in the CBS Swords on the first Thursday of each month. It was established in 1977. As well as holding regular meetings, the association provides a range of services to members including bulk purchase of beekeeping supplies, equipment hire, lending library and mentor system for new members.

fingalbeekeepers.net
Chairperson: Mick Moyna
mick.moyna@gmail.com

Secretary: Emma Finn
e.finner@gmail.com

Treasurer: Kevin Proctor
kevinproctor24@gmail.com
Kilternan Association
Chair: Peter Varian

Secretary: Mary Montaut
mmontaut@iol.ie

Treasurer: Dave McManus
dmcmanus@rrda.ie
County Louth Association
Meetings held at:The Teagasc Centre,
Dundalk,
County Louth.

louthbeekeeping.com
Chairperson: Paul Boyle,
email: boyler1885@gmail.com

Secretary: Anna Monaghan
lbkasec@gmail.com

Treasurer: Brendan Murray
brendanpmurray@gmail.com
louthbeekeeping@gmail.com

White Abbey Association
Kildare
Chair: Ken Norton
pro@irishbeekeeping.ie

Secretary: Ken Norton
kennorton06@gmail.com
The Royal County Association
Chair: Michael Goulding
royalcountybeekeepers@gmail.com

Secretary:
royalcountybeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Terry Nolan
nolans@iol.ie
Lake County Association
Meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at:
The Annebrook House Hotel,
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath

myinfo.ie/lake-county-beekeepers

https://www.facebook.com/lakecountybeekeeper
Chair: Anthony Nea
chairmanlakecountybeekepers@gmail.com

Secretary: Nicola Walker McCormack
secretarylakecountybeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Iain Manning
treasurerlakecountybeekeepers@gmail.com

Education Officer: Micahel Treacy & Mick Scally
educationlakecountybeekeepers@gmail.com

South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Abbeyleix,
Co. Laois

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Chairman: Seamus Maher
seamus.maher@diversey.com

Treasurer: Tim Oxley
timoxley63@gmail.com
County Offaly Association
Chair: Geraldine Byrne
chairperson@offalybeekeepers.ie

Secretary: Niall O’Reilly
secretary@offalybeekeepers.ie

Treasurer: Fiona Ferguson
threasurer@offalybeekeepers.ie
Dunamaise Association
The association holds indoor lectures on the second Tuesday of the month in the Teagasc Offices, Portlaoise and outdoor demonstrations in the association apiary during the summer.
Chairman: Richard McCann


Secretary: Roseanne Fitzgerald
dunamaisebees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Cormac McGiollacoda
South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Abbeyleix,
Co. Laois

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month.>
Chairman: Seamus Maher
seamus.maher@diversey.com

Treasurer: Tim Oxley
timoxley63@gmail.com



Treasurer: Tim Oxley
timoxley63@gmail.com

Ashford Beekeepers Association
Dromard,
Rocky Road,
Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow
Wicklowbees@gmail.com
Chair: Ruth Keogh
abka.chairman@gmail.com

Secretary: Jacqueline Stone
abka.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Bill Markham
abka.treasurer@gmail.com

Membership Secretary: Alan Grace
abkamemsec@gmail.com

Education officer Jean Taylor
abka.education@gmail.com

Executive Member Jimmy Lott
Executive Member Carole Anne Vermeulen
Executive Member Dermot Fanning
County Carlow Beekeepers Association
All correspondence should be through – carlowbeekeepers@gmail.com For more information on Carlow Beekeepers’ Association, please visit our website:
www.carlowbeekeepers.com
Chairperson: Liam Kelly

Secretary: Anne Hutton
carlowbeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Ian Stanely

Pro: Anne Hutton
carlowbeekeepers@gmail.com

Vise Chairperson: Dorel Picovici

President: Pat Murphy.

Assistant-Secretary: Larry O’Reilly

Assistant Treasurer: Dermot Rothwell.

Assistant PRO: Sinead Farrell

Instructor for Beginners:Larry O’ Reilly

Assistant Apiary Manager: Shane Kavanagh

Apiary Manager: Paddy Holohan.

Queen Rearing Programme Manager: Dorel Picovici


Mid Kilkenny Beekeepers Association Based in KilkennyCity and ourmembers primarily come from the northern part of County Kilkenny.Association blog/website:
http://midkilkennybees.wordpress.com
Chair: Paul O’Donnell
pauljosephodonnell@eircom.net

Secretary: Jer Keohane
jkeohane@iece.ie

Treasurer: Kevin Brogan
kevinbrogan2@gmail.com
Gorey Association
goreybeekeepers.com
Chairperson: Joe Nealson

Secretary: Michael Reid
secretary.goreybeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Brendan White
br.whyte60@hotmail.com

South Kilkenny Association
Chair: Peter Walsh
peterwalsh449@gmail.com

Secretary: Maura Dimond
m_dimond2@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Bernadette McGrath
bernamcgrath@eircom.net

County Wexford Association
Founded in 1909 and has since provided education, information and support for beekeepers throughout County Wexford through beginners classes, meetings and video shows. The association meet regularly in the Teagasc Centre, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

countywexfordbeekeepersassociation.com
Chair: Paddy Kennedy
countywexfordbeekeepers@gmail.com

Secretary: Noeleen Kavanagh
countywexfordbeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Elaine Sheridan
countywexfordbeekeepers@gmail.com

Education Officer: Noeleen Kavanagh
countywexfordbeekeepers@gmail.com

New Ross Beekeepers Association
Chair: Angela Jennings
angelamjennings@gmail.com

Secretary: Seamus Kennedy
seamus.kennedy@yahoo.co.uk

Treasurer: Seamus Kennedy
seamus.kennedy@yahoo.co.uk

South Wexford Beekeepers Association
Chair:

Secretary: Darren Cunningham
secretaryswbka@gmail.com

Treasurer: Peter Kehoe
Roundwood Association
Chair: Brian Walsh

Secretary: Dennis Patterson>
roundwoodbkaassoc@gmail.com

Treasurer: Alan Morrisey
Rathangan Beekeepers Association

Rathangan,
Co. Kildare
Chair: Roisin Fitzmaurice

Secretary: John Mack
rathangan.beekeepers.association@gmail.com

Treasurer: Mel Brereton
Munster
Banner Association
Chair: Daniel McHugh
danielmchugh53@gmail.com

Secretary: Cliff Deegan
bannerbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Kevin Costello
bannerbeekeepers89@gmail.com
North Tipperary Beekeepers Association

www.northtippbees.com

northtippbees.secretary@gmail.com
Chair: Michael Fleming

Secretary: John Mason
northtippbees.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: John Harnett
parkstownproduce@gmail.com

County Limerick Beekeepers Association
Chair: Tom Hayes
tomelisehayes@yahoo.ie

Secretary: Sinéad Mortell
secretarylimerickbee@gmail.com

Treasurer: Tom O’Brien
treasurerlimerickbees@gmail.com

PRO: Sinéad Mortell
The Kingdom Association
Founded in 2006 KBKA hold regular lectures and demonstrations at:

Collis Sandes House

Tralee

Co Kerry

V92 PF5N

During the spring and early summer, practical demonstrations are held at our Club Apiary at the Tralee campus of the Munster Technological University.

Our activities include:
  • Beginner’s Courses
  • Intermediate Study Group
  • Advice and information on all aspects of bee husbandry
  • Members Lectures throughout the Beekeeping Year
  • Practical Demonstrations in the Club Apiary
  • Talks and demonstrations to local schools and groups
Email: info@kingdombeekeepers.com

Website: www.kingdombeekeepers.com

Facebook: The Kingdom Beekeepers’ Association – Tralee
Twitter: @kingdombeekeep1
Instagram: Kingdom Beekeepers
Chair: Chris Dury

Secretary: John Greenaway
info@kingdombeekeepers.com

Treasurer: Marie Halloran

All correspondence to the Club email please.

info@kingdombeekeepers.com
Duhallow Association
Chairman: Eddie Walsh

Secretary: Andrew Burke
burke.andy@gmail.com

Treasurer: Martin Corcoran

Vice Chairperson: Niamh English

Education Officer: Catherine Caulwell

North Cork Association
Founded in 1972 and holds meetings in the Parish Centre, Mallow, County Cork and also in the Resource Centre, Fermoy, County Cork.
Chair: Ger O’ Donoghue

Secretary: Ivan O’Connell
ivan.oconnell@gmail.com

Treasurer: Ger Long
South Tipperary Association
The association holds regular lectures and outdoor demonstrations. For further details about our activities contact any of the above or check out our website:

southtippbees.com
Chair: Aoife Nic Giolla Coda
chairsouthtippbees@gmail.com

Secretary: Erika Reeves
southtippbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Robert Barton
bartonrobert000@gmail.com

Vice Chair: Gerry Clancy
East Waterford Beekeepers Association
East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association (EWBA) was established in 1957 and represents the interests of beekeepers in East Waterford, Waterford City, and surrounds.

Our focus is on training new beekeepers, providing on-going education for our members through lectures and Apiary demonstrations, and promoting responsible beekeeping. We are committed to providing education to the public about the importance of Bees and other Pollinators through lectures and demonstrations for schools, Community Groups, and farming organisations.

Our Lectures are normally held at Dunhill Education Centre, Dunhill EcoPark, Dunhill Co Waterford. Visit our website for details of all events under Calendar/Schedule of Events

Website : www.waterfordbees.com
Facebook: East Waterford Beekeepers Association.
Instagram: eastwaterforsbeekeepers
eMail: waterfordbees@gmail.com.
Chairman: Donal Lehane
chair.waterfordbees@gmail.com

Secretary: Niall Kane
waterfordbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Michael Veale
veale.home@gmail.com

County Cork Association
The association holds meetings and classes in Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork.

Each year a beginners class commences in mid-October for 7 weeks, followed by the annual general meeting. Then from early February to mid-March a further series of talks is held. The association has an apiary near the western end of the Carrigrohane Road and practical demonstrations are given there during April and May. An online application form is on our website.

Separate study groups for Intermediate and Senior FIBKA exams are currently operated by members. Please contact the secretary or any member of the committee for membership.

For more information about our association please visit our website:
cocorkbka.org
CCBKA Secretary:
secretaryccbka@gmail.com
East Cork Association
The Association holds a series of lectures during Spring and outdoor demonstrations in the summer. For more information, contact:

eastcorkbeekeepers@gmail.com
President: Michael Woulfe

Chair: Liam Rice

Secretary: Bridie Terry
eastcorkbeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Fergus O’Regan
cobhhive@outlook.com

Iveragh Beekeepers Association
The Iveragh Beekeepers Association formed in 2011. We are dedicated to promoting, protecting and caring for the honey bee in the South West Kerry region
Chair: Russell Jackson

Secretary: Shannon Ware
ibeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Mary O Brien

Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association
Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association (FABKA) in Skibbereen, West Cork, welcome people who are (or want to be) beekeepers and learn how to keep bees happy and healthy for the enjoyment of it — not to mention a few jars of honey to boot!

https://fastnetareabeekeepersassociation.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fastnetareabeekeepersassociation/
Chair: Mairead Love
maireaddineen101@gmail.com

Secretary: Michael Love
info@fastnetareabeekeepersassociation.net

Treasurer: Mary Downey
calleroseighter@gmail.com
Ulster
Foyle Beekeepers Association
Inishowen Association
Chair: Sean McDermott

Secretary:Tom Evans
inishowenbeekeeper@gmail.com

Treasurer: Kate O’Callaghan

Education Officer: Mick Verspuij
South Donegal Association
Chair: Frank Boyle
frankjboyle@eircom.net

Secretary: Pat Finnegan
sdonbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Eugene Perry
eugeneperry@gmail.com
Armagh and Monaghan Association
The association meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, except July, in Hughes Lounge, The Diamond Middleton, County Armagh.

We will be holding as beginners course early in February. Contact Secretary for more information.

Or join our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/armagh.monaghan.beekeepers.
Chair: Joanna McGlaughlin
chairman.ambka@gmail.com

Secretary: Helga Sneddon
sec.ambka@gmail.com

Treasurer: Paul Cullen
paulcullenknockroe@hotmail.com

Committee Members

Vice Chairperson: David Eakin

Assistant Secretary: Lisa Grant
asst.sec.ambka@outlook.com

Assistant Treasurer: John Gillespie

PRO: Glen McGlaughlin

Health Officer: Thomas Williamson

Apiary Manager: Paul Cullen

Ass Apiary Manager: Vincent Kieran

Honey Secretary: Martin Carragher

County Cavan Association
The association meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Ballyhaise Agricultural College.

Beginners are always welcome. C/O Siobhan O’Riordan, Shanakiel House, Drumnagran, Tullyvin, Cootehill, Co Cavan
Chair: Dorothy Hawthorne
cavanbeekeepers@gmail.com

Secretary: Evelyn O’Reilly
cavanbeekeepers@gamil.com

Treasurer: Alan Brady
Northwest Beekeepers Association
Glenties,
Donegal
Chair: Fergal Megannety
fergalmegannety@gmail.com

Secretary: Mary Gallagher
bluecrann2@gmail.com

Treasurer: Svetlana Megannety
svetlanamegannety@gmail.com

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