Beginner's Course 2020

Starting at Peacocke’s Hotel, Maam Cross on 18th February 2020 at 7:30pm

Course fee of €30 for members or €100 for non-members includes:

  • Three consecutive weekly, evening lectures  [18th& 25th February & 3rd March]
  • Visit to an apiary including practical demonstrations and hive inspections (This will take place during the summer months when the hives are at their busiest. Date to be confirmed, depending on weather conditions.)
  • 12 months membership of the Connemara Beekeeepers’ Association (The Association meets monthly and hosts lectures and discussions on various aspects of beekeeping.)
  • Advice and guidance from experienced beekeepers through our mentorship programme (This is invaluable help when you establish your first hive!)
  • 12 months subscription to An Beachaire, the journal published by the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Association
  • Indemnity insurance

Limited places available. For bookings and enquiries, please contact the Education Officer via our website, any committee member or e-mail: [email protected]

All our beginners join a buddy system in the early part of the year to make sure that they have greatest exposure to the apiary environment before they get their own bees. This means they will have the opportunity to go to an apiary with an  experienced beekeeper on a regular basis.

Mentors list/location

If you have questions please Contact Us