FIBKA Membership Offers


  • Annual Summer Course - Gormanston College: Mid-late July - details from the Summer Course Convenor.
  • Annual Congress - AGM held end of August, send Association Delegates as per FIBKA Constitution.
  • Annual Beekeeping Proficiency Examinations, Course Week Gormanston, and also at provincial centres. Consult the Education Officer.
  • Annual National Honey Show - Course Week, Gormanston College.
  • Insurance - Members of Associations affiliated to FIBKA are fully insured against third party liability. Particulars from: FIBKA Secretary.
  • Annual Supply of Sugar, for bee feeding, at reduced price.
  • The FIBKA publishes monthly Journal - "An Beachaire" (official organ of Federation). For details contact the Hon. Editor or Hon. Manager.
  • Comprehensive Library of Beekeeping Books and Videos. Books and videos on loan free, borrower pays return postage. Contact the Librarian.
  • Arbour Week - week following first Sunday in March. Tree plants (nectar bearing) are available at reduced price.
  • Special attractive Federation Honey Jar Labels, complete with bar code are available to members of Affiliated Associations who are also listed on the Insurance register. The Federation label acts as a seal over the cap of the honey jar and has a number on it and also the Federation's Logo. A record of the numbers is held by Michael Woulfe, who also administers the scheme. The labelling scheme is confined to FIBKA members who pack only Irish honey and whose names and addresses appear on the honey jar.
  • Lecture Notes -A series of lecture headings, suitable for Beginners'. Courses may be obtained from Peter Whyte.
  • Maintains a panel of lecturers to talk to associations
  • Working closely with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) to promote the good health of bees.

 

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Co. Limerick BKA beginners course

Co. Limerick BKA will be holding a beginners course in Mungret GAA Club on April 8th, 9am to 3pm and April 15th, 9am to 4pm.

Weather permitting, apiary practical demonstrations will take place on April 24th, May 2nd, 8th , 15th, 22nd.

Preliminary written exam takes place on May 27th with the practical after this.

June 5th evening practical class

Intermediate class of 2017 have agreed to mentor beginners.

Please email Donal Cooper, Education Officer with your name and details: donalf.cooper@gmail.com


Disease Sampling Form

Teagasc offers a Honeybee disease diagnostic service to beekeepers, more information available here


South Tipp Beginners' Course

South Tipp BKA are holding a beginners course in beekeeping starting Saturday 8th April. For more for information on registration and what will be covered, click here


Bee Research Project!

FIBKA are co operating with CIT to run a beehealth project to improve the genetic diversity of Irish honey bee stocks, funding needed either corporate or individual. Click here for more info!


All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Great news! - The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is released this week. Click here for more info!


Got something to say!?

We are looking for people to submit articles on beekeeping or anything related to it, on a once off or a regular basis. If you think you could put pen to paper, then please email the Beachaire Manager, Dermot O'Flaherty at  manager.beachaire@irishbeekeeping.ie