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Beekeeping course 2018

The Beekeepers of the future! proud to know we have people who care about our environment and the protection of the Honeybee and other pollinating insects. Thanks to everybody who completed the course and good luck in the future.              


Another approach to beekeeping! “Balanced Beekeeping” by Henry Horkan, at our monthly meeting May 1st 2018 @ 8.00pm FIBKA Spring Lecture Tour 2018 We are delighted to welcome Dr Kirsten Traynor to deliver a  lecture for our Spring Lecture Tour 2018. Venues:- Friday March 23rd 8 p.m.  The Dalton Inn, Claremorris, Co Mayo. F12 V582. Topic:- Over

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Beekeeping Course

  Pictured after attending a two day course on beekeeping given to beekeepers and intending beekeepers of the Westport Beekeepers Association in the Teagasc Centre, Westport who intend sitting their Preliminary Beekeeping Exam in May. Many thanks to our course lecturers who traveled from Drum, Co Tipperary for the weekend to deliver the ‘Beekeeping Course’:

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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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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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