North Tipperary Beekeepers plans 2016 Beginner’s course

North Tipperary Beekeepers will run it’s 2016 Beginners Beekeeping Course which is open everyone interested in honey bees. Starting Monday Feb 29h at 8pm, it will be held over six Monday nights during February, March and April in the Teagasc Offices, Nenagh Rd., Thurles. It will be followed by an outdoor demonstration where participants will be shown full colonies of bees and can handle them under supervision. The cost is €100 which includes membership, insurances and course materials.

  • 29 Feb             Life History of the Honey Bee
  • 07 Mar            Equipment and manipulation of the Colony
  • 14 Mar            Siting an Apiary/A Years work in the Apiary
  • 21 Mar            Hygiene and Disease
  • 04 Apr             Swarm Control
  • 11 Apr             Harvesting the Crop

Anyone interested in beekeeping is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings (see our events page Our association was setup over 60 years ago.

This course grows in popularity every year with so many people interested in beekeeping and enthusiastic to learn the skills of the beekeeper as well as maintenance of bees and hives, honey production and, the part we all love; honey harvesting.

Places are allocated on a first come basis and need to be booked and confirmed in advance. For further information please contact Jim Ryan, or phone 087-9718494.

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