Welcome to the Gorey Beekeepers Association …
The aim of Gorey Beekeepers is to promote knowledge of bees in general and in beekeeping, thus helping to ensure their survival. We are working towards encouraging greater awareness of the honey bee and hoping to increase participation in beekeeping.
We are a friendly lot, and welcome all who have an interest in beekeeping. We provide beginner sessions and support if you are just starting out, or exchange of views and experience if you have been longer in the craft.
Beekeeping has a long history in Ireland and in the South East in particular, which is one of the highest honey producing regions in the country. Honey is one of the oldest forms of sweetener, and recent research by Limerick Institute of Technology has established that local honey tends to be healthier than generic imports
Gorey beekeepers also has a particular interest in the Irish black bee, as the bees have developed over the years to suit the Irish climate and ecology. Irish bees will tend to match their production to the weather, have a greater ability to fly through damp weather and will tend to reduce their number as the winter approaches, so giving them a better chance of survival throughout the winter.
If you are interested in bees, then explore our website and do get in touch if you would like to become a member.
The beginner’s course is now enrolling for 2020. Click here for details.
Irish Beekeepers Please complete this census asap. Only 83 beekeepers have done so. That is a disaster when we go to Europe for funding. How much Ireland gets for beekeeping is directly proportional to how many beekeepers complete the census.
Wax! I told my friends how bees link together creating “ladders” of bees the extrude wax as they build honeycomb. I had never actually seen it until now! Thank you #Mournehoney //twitter.com/mournehoney/status/1144989632083451904
Protest against the bulldozing of our last remaining wildlife sanctuary.
Stand up for ALL natural habitats, ALL rivers, ALL mountains in #Ireland in 2020!
Sunday 12 January 10am - 4pm
#wildlife #kingfisher #heron #otters #ClimateEmergency #biodiversity #ecocide #rivers
Beginners' course for 2020 now enrolling! See //www.goreybees.com for details.
Please sign this Tigín honey and 3 Counties beekeeping association or our honey would not exist without our native Irish honey bees. There is translating icon on the page. We are conservation area of native Irish honey bees NIHBS //twitter.com/TiginHoney/status/1207556592650067968