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2019 Beginners Beekeeping Course

North Tipperary Beekeepers will run it’s 2019 Beginners Beekeeping Course which is open everyone interested in honey bees. Starting Tuesday Feb 26th at 8pm, it will be held over six 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 and course materials.

  • 26 Feb             Life History of the Honey Bee
  • 05 Mar            Equipment and manipulation of the Colony
  • 12 Mar            Siting an Apiary/A Years work in the Apiary
  • 19 Mar            Hygiene and Disease
  • 26 Mar             Swarm Control
  • 02 Apr             Harvesting the Crop

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 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 must be booked and confirmed in advance. For further information please contact Jim Ryan, jimbee1@eircom.net or phone 087-9718494.

North Tipperary Beekeepers Beginners Course 2017 details

North Tipperary Beekeepers will run it’s 2017 Beginners Beekeeping Course which is open everyone interested in honey bees. Starting Tuesday Feb 28h at 8pm, it will be held over six 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 €100 which includes membership, insurances and course materials.

  • 28 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
  • 28 Mar             Swarm Control
  • 04 Apr             Harvesting the Crop

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 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, jimbee1@eircom.net or phone 087-9718494.

North Tipperary Beekeepers plans Beginner’s course

North Tipperary Beekeepers will run a Beginners Beekeeping Course which is open everyone interested in honey bees. Starting Feb 25th at 8pm, it will be held over seven Wednesday 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.

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 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, northtippbees@gmail.com or phone 087-9718494.

North Tipp Beekeepers AGM Tue 18th Nov – all welcome

The Annual General Meeting of North Tipperary BKA will be held on Tuesday 18th November at 8.00pm in the LIT (formerly Tipperary Institute). We have had meetings there in the past. For those who do not know it is a little further out of town than Teagasc. Just drive to the roundabout and if coming from Nenagh take the first exit into the college. If coming from the town second exit. There is plenty of parking.

We would also urge any members who know of other beekeepers in their area who are not members of any association to bring them along.

Agenda includes: Minutes, Matters arising Correspondence, Chairman’s Report, Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, Election of officers, Meetings for the year, North Tipperary Apiary, Subscription to Beekeepers Quarterly, Collection of subscriptions.

I would ask all members to give a little thought as to what lectures and demonstrations you want for the coming year. We have a lot of new members over the past two years and if there is any particular thing you would like to see let us know on the night or if you cannot make it send me an email.

I do hope you will be able to attend and give us some help in setting out our programme for the year.

Jim Ryan – Secretary

Apiary demonstration at Ben Colchester’s Thur Apr 24th @ 6:30pm

There will be an apiary demonstration at Ben Colchester’s farm on Thursday Apr 24th at 6:30pm sharp. Don’t forget to bring your bee suit, gloves, etc. North Tipp Bees Keepers kindly thank Ben for hosting this event.

Location: Drumeen Farm, The Islands, Urlingford. Ben’s number is 085-1660593
Directions from Cork direction: To get there you drive to Urlingford and if coming from Cork direction take the only left turn in the village.
Directions off the Motorway at Exit 6: If you come off the motorway at exit 6 you will come in the other way so you have a right turn. It is at John Bowdens shop. Drive 1.8 miles and the farm is on the left – there is a sign for Drumeen Farm. There is a green shed opposite the entrance.