2020 Beginners Beekeeping Course

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.