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 Our mission is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping across the Connemara region through the conservation of the native Irish dark bee: Apis Millifera Mellifera.

 We endeavour to achieve this through the following main objectives:-  

  1. To promote the interests of the beekeeping fraternity for the mutual benefit of all;
  2. To promote the conservation of the native dark bee, apis mellifera mellifera; Native Irish Honey Bee Society
  3. Promoting and advancing the science of Apiculture;
  4. Stimulating and assisting in the establishment and maintenance of educational and training in all aspects of apiculture;
  5. To promote the preservation of bees in the environment and to educate and encourage members of the Public to be consciously aware of the benefits of having a sound and healthy bee population in both urban and rural areas;
  6. To hold regular meetings, Field Days and Field Trips for its members to educate, inform and stimulate discussions on issues of interest and importance to the practice and science of Apiculture;
  7. To promote intellectual and informative debate within the apicultural sector of Ireland by the organisation of Conferences, Seminars and Workshops for the wider beekeeping fraternity and general public.

 

News 

Heritage Week & Local Family Day: As part of Heritage Week (19 - 27 Aug.) CBC will host a stand, including an Observation Hive, at Aughnanure Castle this coming Sunday, 19 Aug. between 12am - 3pm near Oughterard, Co. Galway. See following for location and directions: http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/west/aughnanurecastle/ 

Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Association: FIBKA's 73rd Congress will take place 26 Aug. (10am - 5pm) in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary. CBC will have four voting members from the committee present but other delegates are welcome to attend to gain an insight into the 'national agenda' of beekeeping. If you are interested in attending please link with Dave Canavan on Facebook below. 

'Association Nucs' are now available for our members, click on "News" link for further information.

 

2016 Newsletter   

 

 

March 2017 Lecture Report

'On The Spot Queen Rearing or Notching' by Dara Scott 

 

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