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WBKA Monthly Meeting 05/06/18

On the night we have Brian Ambrey of the Sligo-Leitrim Beekeepers Association who will give a talk about Queen rearing, so come along! you may pick up a few tip’s as regards how to get a few extra nuc’s to make up for the over winter losses. What a change we have had in the weather. From

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Beekeepers of the West will hold: Annual Social Dinner 02/06/18

WBKA Club Members We are delighted to announce that the first annual Social Evening gathering of the Mayo Beekeepers will take place on Saturday 2nd June at 5.30 p.m. for 6.00 p.m at: The Merry Monk Killala Rd, Kilmoremoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo. A three-course meal will be provided, and we will be honoured with a talk by Michael Wilde of Tara Hill

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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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