North Tipperary Beekeepers will run it’s 2020 Beginners Beekeeping Course which is open everyone interested in honey bees. Starting Tuesday Feb 18th at 8pm, it will be held over seven Tuesday 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 €120 which includes membership, insurances to cover handling bees, a monthly copy of An Beachaire (Irish Beekeeeping Magazine) delivered by post, a book on beekeeping and course materials.
- 18 Feb Life History of the Honey Bee
- 25 Mar Equipment and manipulation of the Colony
- 03 Mar Siting an Apiary/A Years work in the Apiary
- 10 Mar Beekeeping in the Swarming Season
- 24 Mar Hygiene and Disease
- 31 Mar Harvesting the Crop
- 07 Apr Review of Course and a Film on Beekeeping
Anyone interested in beekeeping is always welcome to attend our monthly meetings (see our events page www.northtippbees.com/events). Our association was setup over 65 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 must be booked and confirmed in advance. For further information please contact John Mason (Hon. Secretary) 087-9672209.
PLEASE BRING EIR CODE AS IT IS A REQUIREMENT FOR POSTING AN BEACHAIRE.