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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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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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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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March Meeting

Ger Coyne and Davy Geoghegan from the Connemara Beekeepers Association gave a talk at the February meeting about the Artificial Swarm Control and demonstrate same to a large audience. Ger also explained how he is trying to continue rearing the native Irish black bee throughout Connemara. A struggle to do so with many elements fighting

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