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The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations clg FIBKA

Maynooth Summer School & Honey Show 2022
Programme of Events

Summer School Lecture
Honey Show

FIBKA Annual Summer School 29th& 30th July 2022

The scheduled time of lectures, workshops and line up of speakers is currently being finalised by the FIBKA Summer School Organizing Committee.  Please watch this page for more details as they become available.  Below is the outline of what you can expect at the Summer School.

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A 10% discount applies for bookings made before the 20th of May, using the promotion code: BeeEarly

Accommodation Information


An Introduction to beekeeping stage one course, as outlined by the FIBKA Education Framework document will take place. A certificate of attendance will be awarded.

  • Natural history of the Honeybee
  • Honeybee Management
  • Products of the Hive
  • Beekeeping Equipment
  • Honeybee pests and diseases
  • Bees and the environment
  • FIBKA and local beekeeping associations


Theme:  Bee Wellness – covers knowledge of current and potential bee pests and diseases

There will be 7 lectures,  speakers to include:

  • Professor Julia Jones , UCD
  • Teagasc – Oakpark& Johnstown Castle
  •  Roger PattersonUK
  •  Michael Maunsell – The role of the Drone
  • Tom Prendergast – Bailey Comb Change and Shook Swarming
  • Paul Doyle – Honey from Super to the Shop Self


Programme has yet to be finalised with speakers on Queen Rearing, The Importance of Black bees;


  • Encaustic Art — Lorraine Priestly
  • Wax and it’s many uses— Jim Ryan
  • Honey for sale and show— John Donoghue
  • Hive parts and frame making for beginners
  • Mead Making

Social Evening

Friday 29th July 7 – 10 p.m. in the Pugin Hall, Maynooth University.

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