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Co Armagh (1)

Armagh & Monaghan Association

Chairman:
John Gillespie
32 Lisnafeedy Road,
Armagh
Tel No 028-37548213
e-mail john.gillespie@btinternet.com
Vice-Chairman:
David Eakin

Secretary:
Joanna McGlaughlin
26 Leck Road
Stewartstown
Co.Tyrone
BT71 5LS
Tel No. 028-87738702
Mobile No. 07768107984
e-mail joanna.mcg@btinternet.com
Asst. Secretary
Annie Zwecker

Treasurer:
Vincent Kieran
Park Road
Monaghan
Tel No 003534781172
e-mail vincentkieran@yahoo.com
Asst. Treasurer
Nuala McKenna
Killydreon
Emyvale
Co. Monaghan

Honey Secretary:
Wilbert Liggett
Asst. Secretary
Seamus O'Connor

P.R.Officer:
Tom Canning
151 Portadown Road
Armagh
Tel No 028-38871260 - From NI
Tel No 048-38871260 - From RoI

Bee Health Officer
Seamus O'Connor
4 Monaghan Road
Armagh BT60 4DA
Tel No 028-37524142 - From NI
Tel No 048-37524142 - From RoI
e-mail seamusoconnor@btinternet.com

Quiz Masters: Tom Canning

Executive Committee

Chairman
Ass. Chairman
Secretary
Treasurer
Thomas Williamson
Claire Smyth
B Cassells
Sean Barrett
M Kerr

The Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Hughes Function Room, The Diamond, Middletown, Co Armagh.

We are running a beginners course starting on Wed 15th February @ 8pm. Contact any of the elected officers or members for more details.

For more information about our Association please visit our website at http://ambka.org

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Co Donegal (4)

Foyle Association:

Chairperson:
William McMullan
Glenville
Malin Road
Moville
Co Donegal
Tel No 074-9382200
Vice-Chairperson:
Liam Collins
Main Street
Culdaff
Co Donegal
Tel No 074 9379932

Secretary:
P.J. Costello
"Druim Doire"
Lower Drumaweir
Greencastle
Co Donegal
Tel No 074-9381303
e-mail pjgcostello@eircom.net
Treasurer:
John McMullan

The association meets on the last Monday of each month from October to the following May in Greencastle Resource Centre which is located 3 miles north of Moville town. The association was founded in March 1999 and has grown from an initial seven members to the present twenty-three members spanning an area from Greencastle to Derry City to Malin Head.

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Inishowen Association:

Chairperson:
Daniel Hyland
Tel No 0879377423
Secretary:
Jaclyn Hyland
Tel No 0860376013

You may contact the Association by e-mail at inishowenbeekeepers@eircom.net

For more information about our Association please visit our Facebook page at inishowenbeekeepers


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Co Donegal Association:

Chairman:
Gerry Mc Elwaine
Ballyheerin
Fanad West
Co Donegal
Tel No: 086 8259870
e-mail gerry.mcelwaine@agriculture.gov.ie

Secretary:
Dan Thompson
Highfield
Loughnagin
Letterkenny
Co Donegal
Tel No: 074-9125894
e-mail dthompson@eircom.ie

Treasurer:
Paul Doherty
Ladden
Kindrum
Letterkenny
Co Donegal
Tel No: 074-9159260

The associations holds its meetings at Letterkenny, Co Donegal

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South Donegal Association:

Chairperson:
Francis Gallagher
Tel No 749731328 / 0863042647
Treasurer:
Jackie McGettigan
Tel No: 749731223 / 879051283

Secretary:
Derek Byrne
Carrick West
Laghey
Co Donegal
Tel No 0749722340 / 0851740647
e-mail dcbyrne@eircom.ie

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Co Cavan (1)

Co Cavan Association

Chairperson:
Eamon Hand
Tel No 087-6905898
e-mail emhand@gmail.com
Vice-Chairperson:
Aidan Brady
Tel No 087-6905898
e-mail Aidan.brady@templeport.ie

Treasurer:
Seamus Murphy
Tel No: 086-1723930
e-mail Jbmknockfad@yahoo.ie
Secretary:
Alan Brady
Shanakiel House
Drumnagran
Tullyvin
Co Cavan
Tel No 086-8127920
e-mail alan@alanbrady.ie /
Info@alanbradyelectrical.com

We hold our monthly meetings on the last Thursday of every month at Ballyhaise Agricultural College at 8 pm

We are holding a beginners enrolment night on the 20th of February all enquiries contact any of the above numbers.

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Connacht

Co Mayo (3)

Ballyhaunis Association

Chairman:
J.T. Smyth
36 Hazeldowns
Ballyhaunis
Co Mayo
Tel No 087-6434206
e-mail smythjt@gmail.com
Vice-Chairman:


Treasurer:
Margie Philips
Upper Main Street
Ballyhaunis
Co Mayo
e-mail margie.philips@tesgasc.ie

Secretary:
Gerry O'Neill
Drimineen South
Knock Road
Claremorris
Co Mayo
Tel No: 087 2553533
e-mail ballyhaunisbeekeepers@gmail.com
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Co Mayo Association

Chairman:
Gervaise Padden
38 Tirawley Terrace
Ballina
Co Mayo
Tel No 096-72466 / 087-1302385
Treasurer:
Mary Heffernon
Carrowcubic
Ballycastle
Ballina
Co Mayo
Tel No 096-43049

Joint Secretary:
Helen Thompson
Graffy
Killasser
Swinford
Co Mayo
Tel No 087-7584835
e-mail info@mayobeekeepers.com
or
e-mail helen.mmooney@gmail.com
Joint Secretary:
Jude Walsh
Toberidge
Keenagh
Ballina
Co Mayo
e-mail judewalsh30@gmail.com

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

For further information about our activities check out our website at www.mayobeekeepers.com

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Westport Association

President:
Sean Carter
Killawala
Westport
Co Mayo
Tel No 098 35128
Chairman:
Henry Horkan
Deerpark East
Westport
Co Mayo
Tel No 098 25096

Ass Chairman:
William Robertson
Killeenacoff
Westport
Co Mayo
Tel No 098 25512
Secretary:
Dermot O Flaherty
Rosbeg
Westport
Co Mayo
Tel No 098 26585
e-mail info@mayo-westport.com

Ass Secretary:
Hanna Scholfield
Foxford
Co Mayo
Treasurer:
Sean Casey
Rosbeg
Westport
Co Mayo
Tel No 098 26594
e-mail absfcasey@eircom.net

Ass Treasurer:
Ronan Mc Greevey
Pinewoods
Westport
Co Mayo
Apiary Managers:
William Robertson, Padraic Baynes, Tim Stevens

IT Manager:
Padraic Baynes
Derrygorman
Westport
Co Mayo
Tel No 098 27616 / 087 6957154
e-mail pbaynes1@eircom.net

Committee:

Tim Stevens, Ann Horkan, Padraic Baynes, Eileen Hyland, Amanda Stevens, John Campbell, Hillary Robertson, John Moran, Ann Campbell.


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Co Sligo / Co Leitrim(2)

Sligo/Leitrim Association

Chairman:
Brian Ambrey
Snee
Carha
Coolarny
Ballymote
Co Sligo
Tel No 071 9121912/ Mobile: 087 9603057
Secretary:
Linda Cheetham
Tel No 089-4637336
e-mail slba.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Linda Cheetham
Shiralees
Montiagh
Curry
Co Sligo
Tel No 094-9053988
e-mail slba.treasurer@gmail.com

The Association meets on the second Monday of each month. The meetings take place in the Courtyard Cafe, Teeling Street, Sligo (Beside the Garda Station) at 8.p.m. For more information about our Association please visit our website at www.sligoleitrim-ba.org

Digges District Association

Honourary President:
Sonny Moran
Chairman:
Eamon Tubman
Fenagh
Ballinamore
Co Leitrim
Tel No 071 9644183; Mobile: 086 3217693
e-mail tubmaneamon@gmail.com

Assistant Chairman:
Mal Jones
Ardgalen
Lisserlough
Via Boyle
Co. Sligo
Tel 087-6310127
Secretary:
Walter Sharpley
Aughayoula
Ballinamore
Co Leitrim
Tel (086) 1236207
e-mail waltersharpley@gmail.com

Treasurer:
PJ Mc Loughlin
Ougheragh
Ballinamore
Co Leitrim
Tel No 086-1762081
e-mail pjmclac@gmail.com

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Co Galway (3)

Connemara Association

Chairman:
Gerard Coyne
Ballynew
Moyard
Co. Galway
Tel No 095-44792
Secretary:
Billy Gilmore
Maam
Co. Galway
Tel No 091 571183
e-mail b.gilmore@connemarabeekeepers.ie

Treasurer:
David Geoghegan
Derrymoyle
Oughterard
Co. Galway
Tel No 087-8250000

The association holds monthly meetings on the second Sunday at 4pm. All members welcome.

A beginners course is commencing on Tuesday the 15th of November in Oughterard, further information from the website, or contact Shelia, e-mail: seamisthouse@gmail.com

For more information about our Association please visit our website at www.connemarabeekeepers.ie

Co Galway Association

Chairman:
Michael Hughes
Clogher
Claregalway
Co. Galway
Tel No 085 7052503
e-mail chairman@galwaybeekeepers.com
Secretary:
Dr Anna Jeffrey Gibson
Ballyclery
Kinvara
Co Galway
e-mail secretary@galwaybeekeepers.com

Treasurer:
Pádraic Murphy
5 Ashdown
Circular Road
Galway
Tel No 091-521132
e-mail PMurphy@Passax.com

The association holds regular meetings at the Teagasc Centre, Athenry, Co Galway.

For more information about our Association please visit our website at www.galwaybeekeepers.com

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The Tribes Association

Honorary President:
Martin O'Malley
Moneymore
Oranmore
Co. Galway
President:
Eoghan O'Riordan
Renmore
Galway
Tel No 091 753470 / 087 6184132
e-mail landservices@eircom.net

Secretary:
Sean Duffy
28 Larchfield Avenue
Renmore
Galway
Tel No 0876671638
e-mail tribesbeekeepers@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Paul O'Brien
Fort Lodge
Treanlaur
Co. Galway
Tel No 0879871800
e-mail tribesbeekeepers@gmail.com
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Co Roscommon (1)

Suck Valley Association

President
Michael Silke
Ballygar
Co Galway
Chairperson:
Charles Doherty
Cleaghmore House
Ballinasloe
Co Galway

Vice-Chairperson:
Bert Curley
Glinsk
Castlerea
Co Roscommon
Tel No 094-9655087
Secretary:
Anne Towers
Doonwood
Mount Bellew
Co Galway
Tel No 0909-684547
Mobile No 087-6305714
e-mail annevtowers@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Frank Kenny
Stonepark
Roscommon
Co Roscommon
Tel No 0906-626156
e-mail fkenny@gaaroscommon.ie

The association meets on the second Monday of each month at The Community Centre, Ballygar, Co Galway at 8.30 p.m.

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Munster

Co Clare (1)

Banner Association

Chairman:
Frank Doyle
22 College Green
Ennis
Co Clare
e-mail fdoyle@gmail.com
Secretary:
Frank Considine
Clohanmore
Cree
Kilrush
Co Clare
Tel No 087-6740462
e-mail bannerbees@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Frank Benson
Ballyconry
Ballyvaughan
Co Clare
e-mail burrenbees@gmail.com
PRO & Education Officer:
AnnMarie O'Driscoll
Crimlin
Craggagh
Fanore
Co Clare
Tel No 086-2514206
e-mail ammodriscoll@aol.co.uk

Banner Beekeepers Second Annual Conference

Improving Your Local Bees

Date: 5th February, 2012

Venue: Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Speakers:

  • Micheál Mac Giolla Coda - "Assessing Your Colonies for Queen Rearing"
  • Ben Harden - "My Method of Queen Rearing"
  • Noel Power - "Queen Rearing for Honey Production"
  • Keith Pierce - "My Experience of Queen Rearing"
  • Tom Prendergast - "The Importance of the Drone in Queen Rearing"

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Co Limerick (1)

Co Limerick Association

Chairman:
Conan McDonnell
Tel No 087 6799634
e-mail: conanmacd@hotmail.com
Secretary:
Gus McCoy
Tel No 087 1390039
e-mail: gusmccoy1@eircom.net

Treasurer:
Liam Arrigan
Tel No 086 8070674
e-mail: liamarrigan@eircom.net

The Association hold their meetings in The South Court Hotel, next to Raheen Roundabout.

More details of events taking place and planned can be found on the County Limerick Beekeepers Website at www.limerickbees.net

Non-members and people new to beekeeping will be made welcome at the meetings and for those wishing to join, memberships is still only €50 per year.

Beginners Courses in Beekeeping

Limerick Beekeepers Association plan to run a beginners beekeeping course over two consecutive Saturdays on the1st & 8th of March, 2014. The course will be held at theWoodlands House Hotel Adare, Co. Limerick and lasts two days. The cost is €100

Further information contact Gus McCoy at gusmccoy1@eircom.net

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Co Tipperary (2)

North Tipperary Association

Chairman:
Declan Mulcahey
Garranfana
Dromineer
Co Tipperary
Tel No: 067-24080 / 087-2333815
Secretary:
Declan Mulcahy
Garranfadda
Dromineer
Nenagh
Co Tipperary
Tel No: 087-2333815

Treasurer:
Adam McGrath
Ballyerk
Two Mile Borris
Thurles
Co Tipperary
Tel No: 087-7974971

Lectures 2014

All meetings held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Do check as dates may very occasionally be changed. If you wish to be notified of events email the Secretary and we will put you on the email list.

  • February 19th: Hygiene and Disease - Dennis Ryan
  • 19th March: Making increase without losing honey - Noel Power
  • April 16th: Swarm Control - John Donoghue
  • May 21st: The Drone - Michael Maunsell
  • September: Preparing for Winter
  • October: Honey Show for members - Redmond Williams
  • November: Two Mini Lectures (Topics to be selected)
  • December: AGM

Beekeeping Course

A beginners course in beekeeping will be held at the Teagasc Offices, Nenagh Road, Thurles from Monday the 17th February

Lectures

  • 17th February: Life History of the Honey Bee - Jim Ryan
  • 24th February: Equipment and manipulation of the Colony - Gerry Ryan
  • 3rd March: Siting an Apiary/A Years work in the Apiary - Tom Starr
  • 10th March: Hygiene and Disease - Mary Ryan
  • 24th March: Swarm Control - Jim Ryan
  • 31st March: Harvesting the Crop - Gerry Ryan

All lectures will start at 8.00pm sharp

Following the course all participants will be invited to an outdoor demonstration where they will be shown full colonies of bees and can handle them under supervision.

Cost: €100

The cost includes:

membership to North Tipperary Beekeepers Association, a book suitable for beginners and all handouts.

The fee also includes a book on beekeeping.

Contact: Jim Ryan Thurles 087-9718494

For further details about our activities contact any of the above or check out our website at www.northtippbees.com

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South Tipperary Association

Chairperson:
Anne Horan
Jossestown
Clonmel
Co Tipperary
Tel No 086 0815788
Secretary:
PJ Fegan
Tickinor
Clonmel
Co Tipperary
Tel No 086 1089652
e-mail feganpj@eircom.net

Treasurer:
Gerry Clancy
Ballyuskey
Drangan
Thurles
Co Tipperary
Tel No 087 6687452

BeeKeeping Course

We are running a beginners course starting Feb 4th 2013 full details on our website www.southtippbees.com.

The association holds regular lectures and outdoor demonstrations. For further details about our activities contact any of the above or check out our website at www.southtippbees.com

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Co Waterford (2)

Co Waterford Association

President:
Michael Moynihan
72 Congress Villas
Dungarvan
Co Waterford.
Tel No 058-42389

Chairman:
John Cunningham
Ballygarrow
Kilmeaden
Co Waterford
Tel No 051-399897

Secretary
Colette O'Connell
4 Davis Street
Dungarvan
Co Waterford
e-mail watbees@eircom.net
Treasurer
Brendan Redmond
30 Woodbine Way
Piltown
Kilsalebey
Youghal
Co Cork
Tel No 024-82555
e-mail redmondbm@gmail.com

All officers except the Secretary can be contacted collectively at watbees@eircom.net or individually at their personal e-mails

The association hold their meetings in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

The association will hold spring lectures and apiary workshops in the spring and summer. New members are always welcome.

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East Waterford Association

Chairman:
Micheál Kavanagh
68 Woodlawn Grove
Cork Rd.
Waterford
Tel No. 087-6821561
Secretary/Treasurer:
Michael Hughes
51 Woodlawn
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel No. 051 373461
e-mail waterfordbees@gmail.com

The association meetings are held in Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford.

We run our beginners course in Dunhill Ecopark where we have our association apiary

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Co Kerry (8)

The Kingdom Association

Chair:
Peter Curren
Barrow East
Ardfert
Tel No 066 7136996 / 086 8123511
Asst. Chair:
Jerry O'Connor
Kilmanihan
Knocknagoshel
Tel No 06846270

Treasurer:
Michael McNulty
Ballydwyer East
Ballymacelligott
Tel No 066 7137209 / 087 8122683
Assistant Treasurer:
Eamon Flemming
Curraghmore West
Fieries
Kerry
Tel No 066 7120623

Hon Secretary:
Rebecca Coffey
75 Ashgrove
Tralee
Tel No 066 7169554
e-mail bexk8@yahoo.co.uk
Asst. Secretary:
Sean Coffey
75 Ashgrove
Tralee
Tel No 066 7169554
e-mail bexk8@yahoo.co.uk

Bee Health Officer:
Jim Clerkin - until the end of May

The association was formed in 2006. The association meetings are held in Tralee, Co Kerry

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Co Kerry Association

Chairman:
Mary O'Brien
Garrough
Caherdaniel
Co Kerry
Tel No 066-9475866
e-mail mjhetherington@gmail.com
Vice-Chairman:
Owen Mackessy


Secretary:
Ruary Rudd
Westgate
Waterville
Co Kerry
Tel No 066-9474251
e-mail ruaryrudd@iol.ie
Assistant Secretary:
Pat O'Connor
Honey Lodge
Ballycasheen
Killarney
Co Kerry
Tel No 064-6632674
e-mail honeylodge@gaelic.ie

Treasurer:
Jayne Gradidge
Kilshinane
Bonane
Listowel
Co Kerry
Tel No (068)40886
e-mail jaynegradidge@yahoo.com
Assistant Treasurer:
Siobhan Supple
Glanleam
Valentia Island
Co Kerry
Tel No (087) 2416790
e-mail supple@iol.ie

Bee Health Officer
Ruary Rudd
Westgate
Waterville
Co Kerry
Tel No 066-9474251
e-mail ruaryrudd@iol.ie

The association meetings are generally held in Killarney on the 3rd Thursday of the month and apiary demonstrations are held at a variety of locations throughout the county during the month of May

Determination of the amount of Annual Subscription: the Subscription remains at €35.00

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Cumann Beachairí Chorca Dhuibhne

Chairperson:
Tadhg Leahy
Vice-Chairperson:
Michael Mac Guighir
Clochan Duibh
Baile Na nGall
Trali
Co Kerry
Tel No 086-8542257

Secretary:
Kevin O'Shea
Muileann an Ghliomaigh
Dingle
Co Kerry
Tel No 087-6247230
e-mail osheakp@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Bill McConnell
An Chlais
Baile Na nGall
Trali
Co Kerry
Tel No 086-8159881
e-mail kesabebmc@eircom.net
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Killorglin Association

Chairman:
Brian Weatherburn
Ballyfinnane
Firies
Co Kerry
Tel No 086 401 6726
Vice-Chairman & P.R.O:
Pat Curran
Sunhill
Killorglin
Co Kerry
Tel No 066-9761446

Secretary:
Declan Evans
Reeks View Lodge
Killorglin
Co Kerry
Tel No 087 175 4078
e-mail declanjevans@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Mike Cronin
Upper Tullig
Killorglin
Co Kerry
Tel No 066 976 9892

Education Officer:
Pat Curran
Sunhill
Killorglin
Co Kerry
Tel No 066-9761446

The association meet at 9:00pm, second Tuesday of every month except August at The Manor Inn, Iveragh Road, Killorglin, Co Kerry.

We have a club apiary which is used for training purposes on most Sunday afternoons from April onwards, weather and 'Bee's needs' permitting.

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The Iveragh Association

Chairperson:
Russell Jackson
e-mail ibeekeepers@gmail.com
Secretary
Shannon Ware
e-mail ibeekeepers@gmail.com


Treasurer:
Ciaran Quinlan
e-mail ibeekeepers@gmail.com

The Iveragh Association meet on the first Wednesday of every month in The Ring of Kerry Hotel, Caherciveen at 8pm

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Sliabh Luachra Association:

Chairman:
Christy Carmody
Lyreacrompane
Listowel
Co Kerry
Secretary:
Billy O'Rourke
Dooneen
Castleisland
Co Kerry
Tel No 066-7141870
e-mail borourkedooneen@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Jer Crowley
Dromore
Farranfore
Co Kerry
Tel No 086-8174303

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Beaufort

Chairperson:
Margaret O'Shea
Glencuttane
Kilgobnet
Beaufort
Co Kerry
Tel No: (086) 3455900
Vice-Chairperson:
Tom O'Shea
Shanara
Kilgobnet
Beaufort
Co Kerry
Tel No (066) 9761218

Secretary:
Padruig O'Sullivan
Beaufort Bar & Restaurant
Beaufort
Killarney
Co Kerry
Tel No (087) 2589306
e-mail beaurest@eircom.net
Treasurer:
Dan O'Sullivan
Ardmaknockeen
Killorglin
Co Kerry
Tel No (066) 9761939

Vice-Treasurer:
Carrie Spillane
Loughguittane
Muckross
Killarney
Co Kerry
Tel No (086) 1018768
Education Officer:
John "Tuddy" Clifford
Carnahone
Beaufort
Killarney
Co Kerry
Tel No (086) 3752548

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The Sneem Beekeepers Association:

Chairperson:
Tim O'Sullivan
South Gerah
Sneem
Co Kerry
Tel No 086 855 9283
Secretary:
Frank Wallace
Boolananave
Sneem
Co Kerry
Tel No 086 3522205
e-mail franksneem@hotmail.com

Treasurer:
Pat O'Neill
Derrygarrane
Blackwater
Lillarney
Co Kerry
Tel No 087 0507398

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Co Cork (8)

North Cork Association

Chairman:
Billy O'Shea
The Cedars
Corrin Lodge
Corrin
Fermoy
Co Cork
Tel No (025) 33448
e-mail williamposhea@gmail.com
Secretary:
Ciaran Nelligan
3 Carrignagroghera
Fermoy
Co Cork
e-mail ciaranneligan@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Gerard O'Donoghue
"Alana"
Ballinvuskig
Burnfort
Mallow
Co Cork
Tel No 022-29315
e-mail godonoghue@ymail.com

Committee

Cathal McGrath, John Fenton, John Brown, Tom O'Shea, Sean Roche, Jim O'Regan, Ivan O'Connell, Helen McGrath.

The North Cork Beekeepers Association held their Annual General Meeting on the 14th of November 2011. The above officers and committee were elected,

The association was founded in 1972 and holds meetings in the Parish Centre, Mallow, Co Cork and also in the Resource Centre, Fermoy, Co Cork.

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Duhallow Association

Chairman:
Pat Keane
Freemount
Charleville
Co Cork
Tel No 022-28706 / 086-0506279
Secretary:
Andrew Bourke
Pallas
Lombardstown
Mallow
Co Cork
Tel No 087-2783807
e-mail bourke.andy@gmail.com
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East Cork Association

President
Michael Woulfe
Railway House
Midleton
Co. Cork
Tel No 021-4631011

Vice-President:
Michael Keniry
Walshtownmore
Dungourney
Co Cork

Chairman
Liam Rice
Ballinlegane
Ballynoe
Mallow
Co. Cork
Tel No 058-59251
Vice-Chairman:
George Garland
Baneshane
Midleton
Co Cork



Secretary:
Charles Terry
"Ait na Greine"
Coolbay
Cloyne
Co Cork
e-mail charlesterry@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Michael Woulfe
Railway House
Midleton
Co. Cork
Tel No 021-4631011



PRO:
Adrian O'Sullivan
Ballyrichard
Midleton
Co Cork

The Association holds a Series of Lecturers during the Spring and Outdoor Demonstrations during the Summer.

For details contact eastcorkbeekeepers@gmail.com

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Co Cork Association

President
Michael O'Callaghan
Sayonarah
Riverstown Bridge
Glanmire
Co. Cork
e-mail ghs170@yahoo.com
Chairman:
Noel Power
Westcot
Oriel Park
Ballincollig
Co Cork
Tel No 021-4870954
e-mail powernoel@eircom.net

Secretary:
Robert McCutcheon
Clancoolmore
Bandon
Co Cork
Tel No 023-8841714
e-mail bob@cocorkbka.org
Treasurer:
Finbarr O'Callaghan
"Roseville"
Rathcooney
Glanmire
Co Cork

The Association holds meetings and classes in Room D160 of Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown Cork.

From mid-October to mid-November a class for Beginners is held. The Annual General Meeting follows this. From early February to mid-March a further series of talks is held. The Association has an apiary near the western end of Carrigrohane Straight Road and practical demonstrations are given there during May and June.

The Association joins with East Cork BKA to hold the Annual Fota Honey Show on the first weekend in October. This event takes place at the Education Centre beside the entrance to the Wild Life Park at Fota. New members are welcome. Please contact the Secretary or any member of the Committee for details.

For more information about our Association please visit our website at www.cocorkbka.org

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Dunmanway & District Association

President
John Buckley
Inchinahoury
Lissacreasig
Macroom
Co. Cork
Tel No 086 8036252
Chairman:
Michael O'Sullivan
Ballyhalwick
Dunmanway
Co Cork

Secretary:
Cormac O'Sullivan
"Forrest Oaks"
Forrest
Coachford
Co Cork
Tel No (021-7434782) & (086-4086766)
e-mail oakforrest@eircom.net
Treasurer:
Michael Murray
Ballina
Toames
Macroom
Co Cork
Tel No (086-3450474)

The association meetings and lectures are held in the Teagasc Centre, Kilbarry Road, Dunmanway, Co Cork.

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Carbery Association

Chairperson:
Donal Duggan
Reencurrin
Church Cross
Skibbereen
Co Cork
Treasurer:
Ultan Hegarty
Curraghalickey
Drinagh
Co Cork
Tel No 028 30182

Secretary:
Sean O'Donovan
Drominidy South
Drimoleague
Co Cork
Tel No 087 7715001
e-mail seanodonovan10@gmail.com

Meetings take place in Skibbereen, Co Cork during the winter months. These consist of talks, guest speakers and videos.

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South West Cork Association

Secretary:
Ms Gobnait O’Donovan
38 McCurtain Hill
Clonakilty
Co Cork
Tel 023-8833416/083-3069797
e-mail gobnaitodonovan@gmail.com

West Cork Association

Chairman:
Jerry Cronin
Baurgorm
Bantry
Co Cork
Tel No 027-51434
Secretary:
Jacqueline Glisson
Costa Maningi
Derrymihane East
Castletownbere
Co Cork
Tel No 086-3638249
e-mail jglisson@eircom.net

Treasurer:
John O'Neill
Seskin
Bantry
Co Cork
Tel No 086-1920497

The association hold indoor meetings in Bantry, Co Cork during the winter months and outdoor demonstrations during the month of May.

For more information about our Association please visit our website at http://www.westcorkbeekeepersassociation.com/index.html

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Leinster

Co Louth (1)

Co Louth Association

Chairman:
Martin O'Rourke
Walterstown
Drumiskin
Dundalk
Co Louth
Tel No 086 241 2605
Vice-Chairman:
Paul Boyle
Old School House
Tallanstown
Dundalk
Co Louth
Tel No 087 232 3631
e-mail boyler1885@gmail.com

Secretary:
Tom Shaw
201 Ard Easmuin
Dundalk
Co Louth
Tel No 042-9339619/086-2361286
e-mail tshaw@iol.ie
Treasurer:
James Carroll
Funshog
Ardee
Co Louth
Tel No: 087 254 9762
e-mail louthbees@aol.com

Honorary Education Officer:
Sr. Mary Catherine
Convent of Mercy
Ardee
Co Louth

The association meetings are held at the Teagasc Centre, Dundalk, Co Louth.


For more information about our Association please visit our website at www.louthbeekeepers.org

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Co Meath (1)

The Royal County Association

Chairman:
Gareth Kyne
Oengus Lodge
Newgrange
Slane
Co Meath
Tel No 086-2837569
Vice-Chairman:
John Sullivan
Rockfield Road
Kells
Co Meath
Tel No 046-9249589

Secretary:
Geraldine McCann
e-mail Geraldine.toole@ucd.ie

The association meet between March and November in Navan for talks and Apiary visits. Outdoor demonstrations are held during the summer months at various locations throughout the county.

Royal County Beekeepers Association are holding a beginners course open to all who wish to learn more about the craft.

The Beginners Course is held over five Monday evenings at 730p.m. covering the academic aspects of the craft, followed by two practical sessions in the Association's apiary.

The course commences on the 24th March at 730p.m. in the Adult Education Centre in Navan

There are over 300 hives managed by members of the Association in Co. Meath which house over 14,000,000 bees at the height of Summer.

The Association arranges monthly talks, visits and social outings of interest to Beekeepers and Partners most of which are free of charge to members.

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Co Longford Association

Chairman:
John Fitzpatrick
Clonrollagh
Longford
Vice-Chairman:

Secretary:
Joe McEntegar
Hill Quarter
Coosan
Athlone
Co Westmeath
e-mail Joseph.mcentegart@yahoo.com
Treasurer:
Kevin Durkin
Smear
Aughnacliffe
Co Longford

The association was established in 1995 and hold regular meetings at The Teagasc Centre, Longford Town.

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Midlands Association

Chairman:
Pauric O Donnell
30 Beech Grove
Mullingar
Co Westmeath
Tel No 087-2646412
Vice-Chairman:
Martin Marshall
13 Great Oaks
Mullingar
Co Westmeath.
Tel No 087-9277872

Secretary:
Jim Donohoe
11 New Ballinderry
Mullingar
Co Westmeath
Tel No 044-9340771/086-2555729
e-mail jd@eircom.net
Assistant Secretary:
Paul Lynch
20 Ardmore Heights
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Tel No 087-6555724

Treasurer:
Frances Kelly
Castle Cottage
Carbury
Co Kildare
Tel No 086 8147783
e-mail francis@clarwick.ie

The Midland Beekeepers Association have an Apiary of 14 hives and other facilities at Belvedere House and Gardens Mullingar. Our live bee demonstrations. workshops and talks are held here.

Our season starts in February with a workshop on frame assembly and hive equipment. Weather permitting we put Fondant on each hive and Nucleus at this time.

The first full Hive inspections start in March checking the Queen is laying and that there are sufficient stores.

We conduct two in April and two in May, weather permitting, on Sunday mornings at 11:30 A.M.

June is our swarming time with weekly inspections and making nucs and rearing Queens.

We allow the bees and beekeepers a break during July. We return in mid-August to remove honey from the hives and add the Apiguard treatment.

September workshops are on honey extraction, honey settling and bottling. Our active season ends with an outdoor demonstration on checking the bees to over-winter.

The Belvedere Bee Breeding group is led by Jim Donohoe and is a group the most experienced members of the M.B.K.A. We rear Queens and Drones from our native Black Bees. Some of these Queens are used to make Nucleus hives for sale to our Association members. We over-winter some nucs for replacement of losses and for Queen replacement.

For more information about our Association please visit our website at www.mbka.ie

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Co Dublin (3)

Fingal North Dublin Association.

Chairperson:
Dave Morris
13 Old Tolka Cottages
Glasnevin
Dublin 11
Tel No: 087 2833060
e-mail: tolkacotts13@yahoo.ie
Vice-Chairperson:
Michael Kelly
Abbeville
Clarstown
Julianstown
County Meath
Tel No 086 3807886
e-mail mikejkelly@eircom.net

Secretary:
John McMullan
34 Ard na Mara Crescent
Malahide
Co Dublin
Tel No 01-8450193
e-mail jmcmullan@eircom.net
Treasurer:
Kevin Proctor
Lissenhall
Swords
Co Dublin
Tel No 086 244 5528

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 a mentor system for new members.

For more information about our Association please visit our website at www.fingalbeekeepers.net

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Co Dublin Association

Chairman:
Graham Hall
Tel No 087 2406198
e-mail grahamhall@iolfree.ie
Vice-Chairman:
John Killian
Tel No 086 0640441
e-mail jkillian@gofree.indigo.ie

Secretary:
Liam McGarry
Tel No 087 2643492
e-mail mcgarryliam@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Rena McDonald
Tel No 087 2236748
e-mail renamcdonald289@yahoo.ie

Membership Sec:
Rose Breslin
Tel No 087 2865536
e-mail brezzorb@gmail.ie
Librarian:
Roisin Shanahan
Tel No 086 0557017
e-mail rmshanahan@vodafone.ie

Honey Show Sec:
Simon Rees
Tel No 087 2405999
e-mail simon@simonrees.com
Newsletter Ed:
Mary Montaut
Tel No 01 2860497
e-mail mmontaut@iol.ie

Committee
Keith Pierce, Tel: 087 2818759, e-mail: keithpierce@eircom.net
Orla Devane, Tel: 087 2414946 e-mail: devane@iol.ie
Kieran Hartnett, Tel: 086 2629934, e-mail: kieranharnett@eircom.net

Co-opted:
Maeve Clissmann, Tel: 086 8181819, e-mail: maeve@clissmann.com
Ann O'Sullivan, Tel: 086 3798303, e-mail: eos@indigo.ie
Norman Butler, Tel: 087 9119588, e-mail: normankbutler@gmail.co
Eamon Magee, Tel: 087 2549033, e-mail eamonmagee222@gmail.com
Eithna Clarke, Tel: 086 3388712, e-mail: eithnaclarke@hotmail.com
Peter Whitty, Tel: 087 8209008, e-mail: peterwhitty83@gmail.co
Zoe Hayes, Tel: 087 9532479, e-mail: zoehayes@dublin.ie

Apiary Manager: Stuart Hayes, Tel: 085 1602613, e-mail: stuarthayes@dublin.ie

Hon. Auditor: Joe Kelly, Tel: (01) 2804050 e-mail: joseph.kelly29@gmail.com

The association meet on the first Monday of the month during the winter months in Litton Hall, Wesley House, Lesson Park, Dublin 6 and outdoor summer demonstrations are held in the association apiary at St Columba's College, Rathfarnham. The annual Honey Show is held in Christ Church Hall, Rathgar in early November. The association was founded in 1943 and with well over 100 members is the largest in the country.

Beginners Course

The Association runs a very popular beginners course for beekeepers every spring starting 1st Tuesday in February every year. This course is held at Litton Hall, Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6. ( for further information or to book a place contact Ann (01) 2888873 or 086 3798303)

For further information visit www.dublinbees.org

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Kilternan Association

Chairman:
Peter Varian
86 Avondale Road
Killiney
Co Dublin
Tel No 01-2854026
Secretary:
Mary Montaut
4 Mount Pleasant Villas
Bray
Co Wicklow
Tel No 01-2860497
e-mail mmontaut@iol.ie

Treasurer:
Seamus Rigney
Greenfield House
Kilgobbin Road
Dublin 18
Tel No 01-2956339
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Co Wicklow (2)

Ashford Association

Chairman:
Tony Lyons
Tel No 086 851-5964
Secretary:
Michael Giles
6 The Court
Clonattin Village
Gorey
Co Wexford
Tel No 086-8369152
e-mail michaelgiles46@gmail.com

Ashford & District BKA meets at 8pm on the last Wednesday of the month in The Grand Hotel in Wicklow town

For more information about our Association please visit our website at http://www.wicklowbees.com/

Roundwood Association

Chairperson:
Brian Walsh
Tel No 086 249 1250
Treasurer:
Neil O'Toole
Tel No 087 967 6515

Secretary
John Coleman
Hillside Cottage
Roundhill Haven
Clara Beg
Roundwood
Co. Wicklow
Tel No 087 795 4385
e-mail colemanjkc@gmail.com

Beginners Course

The course is normally conducted in Abbey Community College, Wicklow Town in February of each year and runs for 8 weeks.

Historically the course has been attended by all age groups and offers fascinating information about bees and beekeeping.

We would appreciate if you would let us know if you are interested in applying for this course it as will only be run if numbers are acceptable to the College.

In the event that there are not sufficient numbers, specific support and advice will be offered to new members in helping them become established.


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Co Kildare (2)

North Kildare Association

Chairman:
John Lennon
Whitebeam
Kilmacradock
Maynooth
Co Kildare
Tel No 01-6245174
e-mail john.lennon@jacobs.com
Vice-Chairman:
Colm O'Neill
Ladytown
Naas
Co Kildare
Tel No 045-874378
e-mail nkbka@eircom.net

Secretary:
Norman Camier
34 Lansdowne Park
Templeogue
Dublin 16
Tel No 01-4942977
e-mail norman.camier@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Imelda O'Neill
Ladytown
Naas
Co Kildare
Tel No 045-874378
e-mail simeldaoneill@eircom.net

The association holds a programme of lecturers during the winter months in the Community Library, The Harbour, Naas, Co Kildare.

A beginner's course is held every Spring, For details contact Colm O'Neill – Tel No: 045 874378 e-mail: nkbka@eircom.net

Beginners Course 2013

To be held in:

Naas Community Library
The Harbour
Naas

  • Thursday 7th March 2013 7:45pm – 9:30pm
  • Tuesday 12th March 2013 7:45pm – 9:30pm
  • Tuesday 19th March 2013 7:45pm – 9:30pm
  • Tuesday 26th March 2013 7:45pm – 9:30pm
  • Tuesday 9th April 2013 7:45pm – 9:30pm
  • Tuesday 18th April 2013 7:45pm – 9:30pm

Followed by other outdoor practical demonstrations in the association apiary and further topics in the library during the rest of the year

Admission Free

Course content to include:

  • An introduction to bees and the craft of beekeeping
  • life cycle of the bees
  • beekeeping equipment
  • handling bees,
  • bee flora
  • produce of the hive
  • spring & summer management
  • swarms & swarming
  • honey removal
  • wintering
  • bee diseases .......

At the outdoor practical ‘hands on’ sessions you will get to work with the bees and experience these marvels of nature close up.

Contact: Colm ONeill 045 874 378 / 087 2584890
or Sean Byrne 045 432 048
or by email: nkbka@eircom.net

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South Kildare Association

President
Brian Condron
Maganey
Athy
Co.Kildare
Tel No 059 9145381
Chairperson:
Loretta Neary
Tournant
Dunlavin
Co. Wicklow
Tel No 045-401065/087-2886644
Email: lorettaneary1@eircom.net

Vice-Chairperson:
Mary B Miller
Rathmore
Stradbally
Co.Laois
Treasurer:
Angela Nolan
The Cottage
Upper Glanabeg
Valleymount
Blessington
Co.Wicklow
Tel No 086 0635505
Email: angelanolan_99@yahoo.com

Secretary:
Liam Nolan
Newtown
Bagnelstown
Co Carlow
Tel No 059 9727281
Email: liamnolannt@gmail.com

Meetings of the association are held in the Church of Ireland Centre, Janeville, Offaly St., Athy on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30 p.m.

For more information about our Association please visit our website at http://southkildarebeekeepers.weebly.com/

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Co Carlow Association

Co Offaly (1)

Co Offaly Association

Chairman:
Keith Woulfe,
Newbridge St,
Birr,
Co Offaly.
Tel No. 087-1420068

Vice-Chairman:
Jerome Phair
Tel No. 085-1234732
Secretary:
Geraldine Byrne,
4 Sheena,
Charleville Rd.,
Tullamore,
Co Offaly.
Tel 086 3464545
Email: loureiro.byrne@gmail.com

Assistant Secretary:
Noel Guerin,
Kilbride,
Tullamore,
Co Offaly.
Tel 087-2133800
Email: njguerin@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Niall Murphy,
Bracknagh,
Rathangain,
Co Kildare.
Tel No 086-8554417

Apiary Manager: John Summerville
Tel No 086-8549141

Committee:
John Donoghue, Tel No 086-8290119
Tim Schram, Tel No 087-7687481
Michael Keogh, Tel No 087-1381431

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Co Laois (1)

Dunamaise Association

President
Kyrle Delaney
Main Street
Stradbally
Co Laois
Chairman:
Christy O'Dwyer
Vicarstown Road
Stradbally
Co Laois.

Secretary:
Derek Banim
Mountain Farm
Killenure
Mountrath
Co Laois
Tel No 086-0856527
e-mail derekbanim@yahoo.co.uk
Treasurer:
Cormack MacGillacoda
Camross
Co Laois
Tel No 086-8572903

The Association holds indoor lectures on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Teagasc Offices, Portlaoise and outdoor demonstrations are held at the association apiary during the summer.

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Co Kilkenny (2)

Mid Kilkenny Association

Chairperson:
Paul O'Donnell
Bramblestown
Gowran
Co Kilkenny
Tel No 086-3828490
e-mail pauljosephodonnell@eircom.net
Vice-Chairperson:
Melanie Foot
Dunroe
Borris
Co.Carlow
Tel No 059-9773601 / 087-2807682
e-mail melaniedunroe@gmail.com

Secretary:
Jer Keohane
Jenkinstown Park
Kilkenny
Tel No 056-7767195 / 087-2523265
e-mail jkeohane@iece.ie
Treasurer:
Inga Reed
River House
Johnswell
Co. Kilkenny
Tel No 056-775-9904 / 087-2792437
e-mail inga@ingareed.com

We are based in Kilkenny city and our members primarily come from the northern part of county Kilkenny.

The Association has a blog/website at midkilkennybees.wordpress.com

Local Environment Project

A bid by Mid-Kilkenny Beekeepers to improve the local environment has been given a boost thanks to a cash injection by An Taisce.

Mid-Kilkenny Beekeepers Association plans to use the grant for equipment which will enable members make community presentations about the importance of beekeeping and to help train new beekeepers at the organisation's apiary.

Through the Green Communities Project, An Taisce is able to offer financial assistance to community groups who have demonstrated a commitment to restoring their communities to their former glory.

The cash support has been made possible by funding from the European Regional Development Interreg 4A Ireland Wales Programme and will be used by volunteer groups to help cover the costs of insurance, tools, equipment, publicity and training.

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South Kilkenny Association

Chairman:
Peter Walsh
Clashroe
Mooncoin, via Waterford
Tel No 051-895449
Vice-Chairman:
Jim Power
The Hill
Carrickbeg
Carrick on Suir
Co.Tipperary
Tel No 051 640448

Secretary:
John Langton
Coolrainey
Graiguemanagh
Co Kilkenny
e-mail jjlangton@eircom.net

The association holds their indoor meetings in Kildalton College, Piltown, Co Kilkenny.

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Co Wexford (4)

Gorey Association

President:
Gerard M Williams
Carrigbeg
Gorey
Co Wexford
Tel No 053-9421823/086-3634134
e-mail: geraldandvera@eircom.net
Chairperson:
Joe Nealon
Aspens Wood
Raheenteigue
Tinahely
Co Wicklow
Tel No 0402-38481/086-3892041
e-mail: isis5657@gmail.com

Secretary:
Cliona Morrish
Coolkenna
Tullow
Co Carlow
Tel No 086/0874453
e-mail: cliona.morrish@goreybeekeepers.com
Treasurer:
Brendan White
Castellis
The Ballagh
Enniscorthy
Co Wexford


Education Officer:
Ben Harden
Ballinabanogue
The Rock
Arklow
Co Wicklow
Tel No 0402-24878
e-mail: benharden02@gmail.com

Committee: John Gilbert, Sarah Lett, Joe Rath, David Cox and Michael Giles.

We have approximately 90 members from beginners to lecturer standard, and likewise the number of hives that members run varies from one to fifty plus, so we try and cater for all beekeepers.

We hold lectures throughout the winter plus beginners' classes. The emphasis of the lectures is on practical beekeeping. In the active season we hold practical sessions in the association apiary, these range from introductory sessions for beginners through to queen cell grafting etc;

For further information visit our website at www.goreybeekeepers.com

Beginners Course 2013

The Beginners Theory classes will begin on the Tuesday 26th March 2013, and run straight into Apiary Practicals at the end of April.


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Co Wexford Association

Chairman:
Dónal Sammin
Thornhill
Newtown
Enniscorthy
Co Wexford.
Tel No 086 8521997
e-mail donalsammin@gmail.com
Secretary:
John Cloney
Ballymotey Beg
Enniscorthy
Co Wexford.
Tel No 087 - 9801015
e-mail cloney.john@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Paddy Grannell
Mulgannon
Co Wexford
e-mail patgrannell@eircom.net
Public Relations Officer:
Ambrose Murphy
"Daraleen"
Castle Lane
Brownswood
Enniscorthy
Co Wexford.
Tel No 053-9235394

The association was founded in 1909 and since then has provided education, information and support for beekeepers throughout Co Wexford, through beginner's classes, meetings and video shows. The association meet regularly in the Teagasc Centre, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

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South Wexford Association

Chairman:
Bob Delaney
Ballyboggan Upper
Castlebridge
Co Wexford
Secretary:
Dermot O'Grady
Linden House
Horetown North
Foulksmills
Co Wexford
Tel No 051-565651
e-mail dermaloid@gmail.com

Treasurer:
John Morgan
"An Beacaire"
Newhouse
Baldwinstown
Co Wexford
Tel No 051-563175
e-mail johnsusanmorgan@gmail.com

The association meets at the Teagasc Centre. Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford

For further information visit our website at http://southwexfordbees.org

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New Ross Association

Chairman:
Patsy Bennett
Knoxtown
Clonroche
Co Wexford
Tel No 053 9244346 / 087 6334667
Secretary:
Seamus Kennedy
Churchtown
Fethard-on-Sea
New Ross
Co Wexford
Tel No 051-397259

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