Gormanston 2017

 Credit: Paul Abbott

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.

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

Programme Includes

  • Beginners/Novice Course
  • Academic Lectures
  • Practical Workshops

The Workshops include

  • Beeswax
  • Microscopy
  • Morphometry
  • Hive making
  • Queen Rearing
  • Encaustic Art
  • Candle Making
  • Cooking with Honey
  • Mead making
  • Section Honey Production

 

Bookings are now been taking 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 Michael Gleeson at mgglee@eircom.net or gormanston@irishbeekeeping.ie

Residential form

We are delighted to welcome as our guest speaker will be Dr. Otto Boecking, from the Bee Institute Celle, Germany

 


Guest Speaker

Dr Otto Boecking

Dr. Otto Boecking

 


Summer Course Convenor Michael G Gleeson, Ballinakill, Enfield, County Meath

Tel. 00 353 (0) 87 687 9584 Email: mgglee@eircom.net or gormanston@irishbeekeeping.ie

michael gleeson

 

Course Manager Stuart Hayes email vice.president@irishbeekeeping.ie Tel No 00 353 85 1602613
Stuart Hayes


Looking for directions to Gormanston? Click Here!

 

 

 

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