Westport Club Meeting,

March Club Meeting – 3rd March @8pm Teasasc Centre, Westport. Speaker: Eamon McGee. Topic: Springtime Management. We are delighted to announce that our speaker for our March meeting is Eamon McGee. Eamon is an former president of FIBKA and has been working with bees since he was a boy. You can read about him in this report by

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Westport Beekeepers Beginners Course.

Westport Beekeepers Beginners Course will be held on the weekend of the 18th & 19th of April 2020. To sign up or learn more, contact secretarywbka@gmail.comWestport Beekeepers


Westport Honeybee Festival Incorporating the 7th West Awake Honey Show in Scoil Padraig, Newport Road, Westport.  F28 V023 Saturday 19th October 2019 Entries for honey show commence 08.30am to 09.45am.  Exhibits can be viewed from 12-4.00pm. Presentations from 4.00pm                         Gardening talk by horticulturist, Paraic Horkan.                               Biodiversity talks by Karina Dingerkus.  Stands include:

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Westport Beekeepers meeting 4th September 2018 @ 8.00pm

Reminder that our monthly meeting start again on Tuesday 4th September after our summer break at 8.00 pm in the Teagasc Centre on the Newport Road, Westport. We will have the Certificates for those who completed the Beginners Course and will be discussing how to prepare your hive for the winter. Any questions or problems

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Summer Break News

“Turning the Swarm Instinct from a problem to an Advantage!” Last speaker of the year Eamon Magee current vice president of FIBKA and our next president! Eamon gave a very important talk on “Turning the Swarm Instinct from a problem to an Advantage!” “The Queen” From incubator to the hive. Keith Pierce, from Castleknock, Co

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Improvers Beekeeping Course

Westport Bee keeping Association Improvers Beekeeping Course Topics Beekeeping Acquiring Bees Local Association Understanding Swarming Its causes Signs of it about to happen How to deal with it before a swarm and after How to fix it when it’s gone wrong Disease Problematic Ones Varroa Acarine Dangerous one AFB  American Foul Brood EFB  European Foul Brood

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St Patricks Day in Westport

“St Patricks Day in Westport” yes we were there & enjoyed the “BUZZ”!!! The theme of this years parade was: Westport – The Best Place to Gather. Beekeepers: ( L to R) John Cambell and Henry Horkan carries the Westport Beekeepers banner ahead of the float, hidden is Hanna Schofield, who also walked on the

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Challenges of Beekeeping

Celia F Davis BSc., NDB, in Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Co Cork. Celia F Davis BSc., NDB, gave four lectures over two days to a large audience on “Challenges of Beekeeping” in Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Co Cork. Co. Cork Beekeepers Association arranged one of Europe’s most sought after beekeeping lecturers and authors Celia Davis

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Apiary Practice

As at 2.00pm today Friday we have decided to facilitate anybody who is available to come to the apiary this evening at 5.00pm sharp for an hive inspection. See website : Greetings, On advice of the experts at beekeeping, disturbing the brood box in cold weather (e.g. below 12deg) for any period of time will

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