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Our club’s A.G.M. was held on Tuesday 5th December 2017 , we had a good number of members in attendance. The chairman Tim Stevens gave an account of all the happenings of the club throughout the past year. Beekeeper of the year was awarded to Monica Vognier who gave alot of her time to the

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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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Beekeeping Course

Westport Beekeepers have organised a “Beginners course” which will take place in April, a date yet to be confirmed at the Teagasc Centre on the Newport Road, Westport. Contact Dermot with your name etc. Course CFL lecturers Mary & Gerry Ryan will join us as usual, anybody interested please contact Dermot on 0872464045. Westport Beekeepers

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Bees foraging coverage.

The honeybee in your hive can cover a huge area during foraging. A study from 1997 showed that the mean foraging distance was 1 km from the hive, but your bees will fly up to 4-5 km (2-3 miles) while foraging. This is a simple tool to measure the foraging area of your hive and

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A.G.M. Westport Beekeepers Association – December 2013

Sean Carter President of Westport Beekeepers Association presents club members who passed their exams during the summer with their Preliminary Certificate of the FIBKA.

November 2013

Michael Maunsell, Birr, Offaly, took time out from his holiday break in Westport to give the local beekeepers a very detailed account about “The Drone and his value to Beekeeping”

September 2013

A very large crowd gathered in the Teasasc Centre on the Newport Road, Westport, to hear our guest speaker the one and only Benny Myres from Dublin. Benny is 80+ years and every year he produces section Honey in Dublin! He was voted Beekeeper of the Year this year in the Federation and collected his trophy in Gormanston in July

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Improvers Beekeeping Course

Westport Bee keeping Association Improvers Beekeeping Course For last year’s beginners and beginners of the year before! 9 Modules over 9 nights dates to be announced Course fee 50 euro Contact 0872464045 Topics Beekeeping Acquiring Bees Local Association Understanding Swarming Its causes Signs of it about to happen How to deal with it before a swarm

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Summer 2013

Free Nosema Workshop   Dear Beekeeper, Advance Science, the producers of HiveAliveTM, in partnership with the National University of Ireland Galway, is organising an evening workshop entitled “Nosema Workshop: Identifying your bees for Nosema”. We are very fortunate to have Dr Grace McCormack hosting the evening on the NUI Galway campus. Dr McCormack is the

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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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