FIBKA Panel of Lecturers/Instructors


Connaught


none currently available 


Leinster

 

Boyle , Paul  (Beemaster). FIBKA Honey Judge
Old School House
Tallanstown
Co Louth
Tel No 087-2323631  E-mail:boyer1885@gmail.com

Topics

  • Practical topics On request

 


 

Donohue, Jim, Beemaster
11 New Ballinderry
Mullingar
Co Westmeath

Tel: 044-9340771/086-2555729 :: e-mail: jd@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Practical Beekeeping lectures with equipment and demonstrations

Travel Requirement: Will accommodate Associations within 1 hour travel of Mullingar


Donoghue, John, Honey Judge
Bunnagappa
Walsh Island
Geashill
Co Offaly

Tel: 057-8649579 & 086-8290119 :: e-mail: beesandwood@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Will speak on any Beekeeping Topic

Travel Requirement: None


Flavin, Ms Bea, C.F.L.,
Dangan,
Kilmacow,
Co Kilkenny via Waterford

Tel: 051-885477/087-2263529 :: e-mail: Flavin2@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Hygiene including Apiary and Food Hygiene
  • Swarm Control
  • Workshop: Basic Microscopy
  • External Anatomy and dissection of the Honey Bee

Harden, Ben, NatDipSc(Apic), NDB,
Ballinabanogue
The Rock
Arklow
Co. Wicklow

Tel: 0402 24878 :: e-mail: benharden02@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Willing to speak on whatever is required by the Invitee

Travel Requirement: None


Kelly, Joseph, CFL,
46 Wynberg Park
Blackrock
Co. Dublin

Tel: 01-2804050/087-2213401 :: e-mail: joseph.kelly29@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Pollination
  • Keeping a Healthy Apiary
  • Honeybee Behaviour

Kilmartin, Dara.  C.F.L
Derryvale,
Granville Road ,
Blackrock.
Co.Dublin

Tel;   087-6592935                    ::  email; djkilmartin@me.com

Topics;

Any topic on request, there are a few listed below

  • The health relationship between honeybees and humans
  • Keeping strong healthy bees
  • Practical aspects of microscopy, how to improve the health of my bees
  • Pollen and bee nutrition
  • Bee stings and apitherapy
  • Bee vision and flight orientation
  • Botany for Beekeepers: bee important plants
  • Seasonal Management

 


MacGiolla Coda, Eoghan, Beemaster,
Trean
Dunleer
Co. Louth

Tel: 041-6861884 :: e-mail: eemac@eircom.net

Topics:

  • The Native Irish Bee
  • Hive Records and Colony Evaluation
  • Swarm Prevention and Control

Magee, Eamon, C.F.L.
222 Lr Kilmacud Rd,
Goatstown,
Dublin 14

Tel: 087 2549033 :: e-mail: eamonmagee222@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Any topic on request - to name three:-
  • Ling heather honey production
  • Thinking outside the super in Spring
  • Turning the swarming instinct from a problem to an advantage?

Travel Requirements: none.


McCabe, Philip, NatDipSc(Apic),
"Sherdara",
Beaulieu Cross,
Drogheda,
Co Louth

Tel: 041 9836159 :: e-mail: philipmccabe@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Oil Seed Rape - its Importance to Beekeepers
  • Should Beekeepers Multi-task in May
  • Spring and Summer Management

McMullan, Dr. John, PhD, C.F.L.,
34 Ard na Mara Crescent,
Malahide,
Co Dublin

Tel: 01-8450193 :: e-mail: jmcmullan@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Bee Health and diseases general or specific
  • Seasonal bee management
  • Personal approaches to beekeeping

Travel Requirement: No travel restrictions


O'Byrne, William, NatDipSc(Apic), C.F.L.
“Carrick View”,
Moneystown,
Roundwood,
Co. Wicklow.

Tel: 0404 45209 :: e-mail: wobee@eircom.net

Topics:

  • AFB and EFB - covers the diseases and associated measures for prevention and salvage after the disease is found
  • Hygiene and Diseases - this lecture covers disease control, as well as apiary, equipment, extracting, sterilising, chemical treatments, storage facilities
  • Honey from Plant to Pot - this lecture covers the origins of honey from soil , the plant, nectar, honey through to processing, the process area, cleansing of process equipment, frames, storage and heating of honey
  • Honeybee Anatomy - Internal and External
  • Aethina tumida - the Small Hive Beetle - covers the lifecycle, treatment, prevention and living with the pest


Pierce, Keith, Beemaster,
16 Roselawn Rd.
Castleknock
Dublin 15

Tel: 087-2818759 :: email: keithpierce@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Breeding our native bee
  • From egg to incubator to laying queen
  • Producing nuclei for replacement or sale
  • Spring Management
  • Autumn / Winter Management
  • Hive records, bees maths & easy swarm control
  • Making increase without affecting the honey crop
  • Removing the Honey Crop and preparing Honey for Sale
  • An introduction to beekeeping
  • Diseases and pests of honey bee
  • Apideas (mini mating nucs) Their operation and maintaince
  • My beekeeping year
  • My Queen Rearing System - Producing quality queens
  • Swarming for beginners

Travel Requirement: None


Rees, Simon, CFL,

Tel: 087-240 5999 :: email: simon@simonrees.com

Topics:

  • Honeybee flight
  • Colony defence
  • Langstroth: an appraisal
  • Dance language of the honeybee
  • and the eyes of the honeybee

Tom Shaw (Beemaster)
Dundalk
Co Louth

TEL ; 086- 236 1286

Topics

  • Taking the work out of Beekeeping ( useful to beginners)
  • Workshop/Lecture on cut comb

 


Whyte, Peter, BAgrSc (Hort), NatDipSc (Apic), Dip Tr & Ed, MIHort,
Lacka,
Riverstown,
Birr,
Co Offaly.

Tel: 067-21237/086 0874 841 :: email: whytep@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Bee Plants
  • Bees and Water
  • Bee Foraging Behaviour
  • The role of drones in Honey Production

Travel Requirements: None


Williams, Gerald, C.F.L.,
Carrigbeg House,
Carrigbeg,
Gorey,
Co Wexford

Tel: 053-9421823/086-3517579 :: e-mail: geraldandvera@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Will speak on any beekeeping topic reasonable notice required
  • will speak to school groups ICA etc

Travel Requirement: None


Munster


Attridge, Eleanor CFL
Leamlara
Co.Cork
Tel: 087 2541517 :: email: beehealth@irishbeekeeping.ie

Topics

  • Any topic on request. There are some listed below
  • Use of Poly hives in my beekeeping
  • Acarine and Nosema testing for beekeepers
  • Taking advantage of swarming
  • Preparing Honey for Show

Guiry, Moss CFL
Belview,
Banogue,
Co Limerick 

Tel, 0876976267        Email. mossguiry@gmail.com.

Topics; 

  • Nuclei,
  • Simple queen rearing,
  • Bee Flora and Ecology.

 


Nic Giolla Coda, Aoife CFL
Galtee Honey Farm
Burncourt
Cahir
Co. Tipperary
087 6743030
Tel: 0876743030 :: e-mail:galteebees@gmail.com

Topics

  • The Queen Bee: Physical Characteristics and Traits
  • Queen Introduction: Hives and Nuclei
  • Plants and Bees, A Wonderful Relationship
  • Apidea Management

Travel Requirement: None


MacGiolla Coda, Micheál, NatDipSc(Apic),  FIBKA Honey Judge, BBKA Senior Honey Judge
Glengarra Wood,
Burncourt,
Cahir,
Co Tipperary

Tel: 052-7467205 :: e-mail: galteehoneyfarm@hotmail.com

Topics:

  • Conserving and Improving Local Bees
  • Establishing a Bee Improvement Group
  • Colony Evaluation and Recording
  • Simple Methods of Queen Rearing
  • Honeybee Flora and Planting for Bees
  • Preparation of Honey for Show and Sale

Travel requirement: Will travel up to 60-70 miles


O'Donoghue, Gerard, NatDipSc(Apic), CFL,
"Alana",
Ballinvuskig,
Burnfort,
Mallow,
Co Cork

Tel: 022-29315/087-9681862 :: e-mail: godonoghue@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Removing of Honey Crop and Preparing
  • Honey for Sale and Show
  • Production of Comb Honey
  • Nuclei and their Uses

Travel Requirement: None


O'Callaghan, Michael J, NatDipSc (Apic), CFL,
"Sayonarah",
Riverstown Bridge,
Glanmire,
Co Cork

Tel: 021-4822183 :: email: ghs170@yahoo.com

Topics:

  • Equipment
  • Removing and extracting honey as well as labelling requirements
  • Bee diseases and pests

Travel Requirements: Will travel to adjoining Association


O Rourke, Billy C.F.L
Dooneen ,
Castleisland,
Co.Kerry

 Ph;  086 3077552  Email ; borourkedooneen@gmail.com

Topics

  • Any practical topic on request
  • Dealing with EFB and AFB
  • Swarm Control in Kerry

 


Lee, David, Beemaster
Scart,
Kildorrey,
Co Cork

Tel: 022-25595/087-0904646 :: email: davidleej@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Year's Work
  • Swarm Control
  • Simple method of Queen Rearing
  • Preparing for winter including Varroa control
  • Mead Making
  • Harvesting the crop and preparation for sale i.e. EU regulations
  • Will give Beginners to include
  1. Equipment
  2. Year's work including assembling frames
  3. Occupants of the hive
  4. Diseases
  5. Swarm Control
  6. Harvesting the crop and
  7. Preparing for sale

Travel requirement: None


Maunsell, Michael, CFL
Clonegannagh
Dunkerrin
Birr
Co Offaly.

Tel: 0505-45340/087-4131622, :: email: michaelmaunsell@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Any topic on request
  • The Drone
  • Worker, Defender of the colony
  • Colony evaluation and Record keeping
  • Record keeping and Selection for breeding better bees
  • Parasites and Diseases of honeybees
  • Swarm Prevention and Swarm Control
  • Queen Rearing
  • Putting your bees away for winter

 

Travel Requirement: None


Power, Irene, CFL,
133 Glenside,
Annacotty,
Limerick,

Tel: 087-2359598 :: email: irene_power@dell.com

Topics:

  • Hive side observation
  • Assessing the health of the hive
  • Nuc Production

Power, Jim, Honey Judge, Beemaster, Advanced Bee Husbandry Certificate CSL,
The Old Hill,
Carrick-Beg,
Carrick-on-Suir,
Co Tipperary

Tel: 051-640448/087-7908870 :: email: theoldhill@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Varroa
  • Preparing Honey for Sale and Showing
  • Harvesting the Honey Crop
  • A Year in the Apiary
  • For Beginners - The Inhabitants of the hive
  • Spring Management
  • Setting up an Apiary

Power, Noel, CFL, British Wax Chandlers Winner
Westcot
Ballincollig
Oriel Park
Co Cork

Tel: 021-4870954 :: e-mail: powernoel@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Controlling Bees and working for Honey, Queen rearing to increase Honey Production,
  • A Busman's Holiday (Working with Bro. Adam at Buckfast Abbey)
  • Integrated Swarm Control

Travel requirement: None


Prendergast, Thomas, C.F.L.,
Ballypatrick,
Clonmel,
Tipperary

Tel: 087-9109360 :: email: Tom.Prendergast@medite-europe.com

Topics:

  • Preparing for the honey flow
  • Diseases and maintaining healthy bees
  • Successful over wintering
  • Summer management of your bees

Travel Requirement: Prepared to travel up to 120 miles


Ryan, Dennis, NatDipSc (Apic), CFL
Mylerstown
Clonmel
Co Tipperary

Tel: 052-6125600/086-3370228 :: e-mail: dryan266@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Queen Selection and Queen Rearing
  • Bee Health Management
  • Preparation of Honey and Wax for Show

Travel Requirement: Prepared to travel up to 130 miles


Ryan, Gerry, CFL
Deerpark
Dundrum
Co Tipperary

Tel: 062-71274/087-1300751) :: e-mail: ryansfancy@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Apidea Management
  • Wax Recovery and Usage
  • The Causes of Winter Losses

Travel Requirements: None


Ryan, Jim, CFL
"Innisfail"
Kickham Street
Thurles
Co Tipperary

Tel: 0504-22228/087-9718494 :: e-mail: jimbee1@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Beekeeping History
  • Wax and its uses
  • Practical Beekeeping

Travel Requirements: None


Ryan, Mary, CFL,
Deerpark
Dundrum
Co Tipperary

Tel: 062-71274/087-9745115, :: e-mail: ryansfancy@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Bee Magic
  • Bee Anatomy
  • Simple Genetics for the Beekeeper

Travel Requirements: None


Rudd, Ruary, Microscopy Demonstrator at Gormanston, Microscopy Examiner, 
Westgate
Waterville
Co Kerry

Tel: 066-9474251/087-9198719 e-mail: rrudd@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Microscopy in general and Pollen Analysis workshop
  • Acarine, Nosema, AFB, EFB workshops with microscopes
  •  microscopy is best suited to workshops and would require 2-3 hour sessions

 


Williams, Redmond, NatDipSc (Apic), CFL, FIBKA Honey Judge, BBKA Senior Honey Judge, Welsh BKA Honey Judge,
Tincurry
Cahir
Co Tipperary

Tel: 052-7442617/086-8820358 :: e-mail: emwilliams@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Any practical beekeeping topic
  • Preparation and Exhibition of Honey and Honey Bee Products
  • Instrumental Insemination of Honey bee Queens

Travel Requirements: None


Ulster


Drew, Vanessa, C.F.L.,
40 Lacken Road
Banbridge
BT32 5JA

Tel: 077-54091772 :: e-mail: vanessadrew@btinternet.com

Topics:

  • Health and Hygiene in the Apiary
  • Pollination and Fertilization of Flowering plants

Travel Requirements: None


Fletcher, Jim, C.F.L., FIBKA Honey Judge
26 Coach Road
Comber
Co Down
BT23 5QX

Tel: 048-9187 2163 :: e-mail: thefletchers@gmx.co.uk

Topics:

  • Climate Change and Honey Bees
  • "It's not in the book"
  • Peaking for performance
  • Winter Survival
  • Other topics as requested

Travel Requirements: None


Irvine, Mrs Ethel, C.F.L.,
24 Laragh Lee,
Ballinamallard,
BT94 2JT
Co Fermanagh

Tel: 028 6632 4022 :: e-mail: ethelirvine@btinternet.com

Topics:

  • Swarm control
  • Role of the drone
  • Any seasonal management
  • Having taught the intermediate course, I am happy to respond to requests

Travel Requirements: Prepared to travel up to 2 hours from home on an evening. Anything else I would have to stay overnight.


Patrick Lundy CFL

116 Dromore Road,
Ballynahinch,
Co.Down BT24 8HX
ph.048 97563165  mob 00353784085700
 
Topic
  • Historical Aspects of Beekeeping

 

McBride, Lorraine, CFL,
11 Ballyloughan Park,
Ballymena,
Co Antrim,
BT43 5HW

Tel: 028 2564 0872 :: e-mail: kilconriola@care4free.net

Topics:

  • To queen, with which queen
  • Nucs, nucs, nucs
  • Hives and Frames
  • Hive configuration and choice of frames

Travel Requirements: None


O'Connor, Séamus, NatDipSc (Apic), CFL,
"Corrleena",
4 Monaghan Road,
Armagh,
BT60 4DA

Tel: 028 37524142 :: e-mail: seamusoconnor@btinternet.com

Topics:

  • Life of the honeybee
  • Diseases of the honeybee
  • Brood Diseases
  • Adult bee diseases,
  • Pollination and Bee Flora

Travel Requirement: 40 miles from Armagh


Young, Michael, FIBKA, BBKA Senior, Welsh, Scottish Honey Judge, Master Beekeeper from Georgia University,
"Mile Away"
Carnreagh
Hillsborough
Co Down

Tel: 028-92689724/075-17616020 :: e-mail: myoungjudge@yahoo.co.uk

Topics:

  • Encaustic Art-Workshop
  • African Killer Bee
  • Apitherapy

Travel Requirement: None

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