August 12 - 02:00 pmEnd:
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The Franciscan College
The Annual Beekeeping Summer Course at Gormanston 2018
The Annual Beekeeping Summer Course will take place at the Franciscan College, Gormanston, Co Meath from Sunday 12th to Friday 17th of August 2018. This will be the 72nd Summer Course organised by the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations.
The Beekeeping Course which has taken place at Gormanston since 1961 is internationally renowned attracting beekeepers from all parts of the world. The range of lectures and workshops are of the highest standard. The course has universal appeal both for the beginner and the advanced enthusiast covering a wide programme in the practical and scientific areas including workshops, hive demonstrations, examinations and the National Honey Show.
The Beginners level is ideal for the novice who is interested in learning the craft of beekeeping. A person who undertakes the full beginner’s level will be well capable of managing his own hives following the course.
This is the Programme for the week. You can either read it below on the page or download it from this link.
- Gormanston 2018 Programme (opens a new window or tab – just close it to return to this page)
Gormanston 2018 ProgrammeGormanston 2018 Programme
Following on from the success of the previous years, the 2018 programme will be even bigger and better! Some of the planned event are as follows:
- Beginners/Novice Course
- Academic Lectures
- Practical Workshops
The Workshops include:
- Hive making
- Queen Rearing
- Encaustic Art
- Candle Making
- Cooking with Honey
- Mead making
- Section Honey Production
Bookings are now being taken for Gormanston 2018!
Simply download a residential reservation form (full residential course from €400 rates available on application), fill it in and email it to:
Download the residential application form here:
Reservation Form Residential 2018 – Word Document
Download the Day Visitors application form here:
Reservation Form Day Visitors Gormanston 2018! – Word Document
We are delighted to welcome as our guest speaker will be Dr. Otto Boecking, from the Bee Institute Celle, Germany
Dr. Otto Boecking
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