County Cavan BKA Beginners Course

The 2017 Beginners Course will commence on Thursday 2nd March at 7.45 p.m. The venue will be the Teagasc Offices at Ballyhaise College.

The course will cover

  • Beekeeping Equipment and Apiary siting
  • Natural history of the Honey Bee
  • Practical Hive Inspections
  • Bee Health
  • The Beekeeping year
  • Harvesting of honey
  • Swarms and swarm control

The course fee is €70 for paid up members of County Cavan Beekeepers Association.

This includes

  • Course documentation,
  • Haynes Beekeeping Manual (or equivalent)
  • Examination fee for the Federation of Irish Beekeepers Preliminary Examination.

The course fee is €120 for non-members of County Cavan Beekeepers Association. This includes all the above and

  • One year Membership of County Cavan Beekeepers,
  • Subscription to FIBKA’s magazine An Beachaire,
  • Enrollment in FIBKA’s insurance scheme

Please contact the Secretary at if you are interested in attending



Can we help you?

Are you a beekeeper, farmer looking for pollination services or a company looking for bees on your site? If so, then fill in the following form and we will try and match you up with your requirements in your area.

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Notice to all FIBKA Members

Insurance is in place for all FIBKA members as normal until 31 December 2017.

All FIBKA members have to renew their membership from 1st January 2018 as normal, in order to avail of FIBKA benefits including Insurance, An Beachaire, Gormanston, Education and all other membership benefits.

Membership benefits commence only when a members details are returned to the FIBKA Membership Secretary, by their Association Secretary/Treasurer.

We have been made aware that some Associations are not renewing their affiliation to FIBKA consequently all benefits for the members of those Associations end on the 31st December 2017, and Members in these Associations who wish to continue with FIBKA please contact the FIBKA Membership Secretary Joanna McGlaughlin at for details of Associations near to you that are affiliated to FIBKA."

Executive Council meeting 16th December

An Executive Council meeting was held in Tullamore on Saturday the 16th of December to discuss among other items the current situation in FIBKA.

Here is a short description of what happened at that meeting

What does FIBKA offer its members?

Here is a comprehensive list of what FIBKA offers its members

Letter from FIBKA Executive to all Member Associations

The letter can be read here in its entirety by clicking here. There will also be a downloadable PDF file that you can share with other members of your Association

Looking for honey labels and FIBKA lids?

For anyone looking to get the FIBKA jar lids or tamper proof labels for your honey, we have put together the following guidelines in how to apply for them. The document can be downloaded here

Hedge cutting

If you wish to report hedge cutting out of season
Contact the people below
National Parks & Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Dublin 2
For General Queries:
Tel: +353-1-888 3242
LoCall 1890 383 000 (within Republic of Ireland only - rates charged for the use of 1890 numbers may vary among different service providers)
Fax: +353-1-888 3272

Disease Sampling Form

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