Beekeepers Beginners Course starts 17th Feb 2014 8pm

A beginners course in beekeeping will be held at the Teagasc Offices, Nenagh Road, Thurles from Monday 17th February 2014 starting at 8pm each evening. The course will include lectures on the following topics:

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

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 €100.00 which will include membership to North Tipperary Beekeepers Association, a book suitable for beginners and all hand outs.

For further details contact Jim Ryan (Thurles) 087-9718494

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