Beginners Course 2019

The course commences on the 5th March 2019, and includes five lectures, followed by practical sessions at the Association Apiary. Lectures are on the following topics: 1. Basic Bee Biology 2. Hives and equipment 3. Swarming 4. Harvesting the crop and preparing colonies for winter 5. Pests and Diseases Please arrive at the Teagasc Centre,  Gorey at 7.30pm on the first evening. All following lectures will commence at 8.00pm Registration for 2019 Beginners Course is

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RIP Philip McCabe

Gorey Beekeepers was saddened to learn of the passing of the head of the International Association of Beekeepers, Philip McCabe. Philip was well known across the world for his work with bees, pollinators and environmental work. The Irish Federation of Beekeepers says his death “will be felt by beekeepers all over the world”.

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The Current Situation of the Honey Market

Norberto L. Garcia has published an article on the current state of the honey market, which makes a very interesting read. Introduction Global beekeeping is currently affected by many adverse factors that threaten its sustainability. The advance of agriculture, the destruction of natural environments, the contamination of bee forage lands with pesticides, the appearance of new bee diseases, and the increasing average age of beekeepers have affected beekeeping activities during the last few decades. Additionally,

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