Classes, workshops, lectures and events
We run courses throughout (and in keeping with) the beekeeping year. The beginners course starts in late February and takes place one evening per week over 8 weeks. It covers the basic theory and practical aspects of beekeeping. This includes apiary set up, bee anatomy, preparing the crop and bee husbandry. No experience is required and cost is €50. Apiary sessions are held later on in the year. Gift vouchers are available, if you would like to purchase as presents.
It is also possible to become a member of the Association and attend our monthly meetings. Most feature a guest speaker and though mainly cover beekeeping itself, also touch on more diverse topics such as making beeswax wraps to reduce single use plastics in the home! You will also be invited to any workshops or events we may host. Contact us by phone or email if you would like more information about membership.
We are delighted to announce that the we have received Examination Centre status from the
Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations , allowing us to hold Preliminary Exams in Tralee this May. Good look to all and we look forward to widening this to all our beginners in 2020!
Make sure to keep an eye on this page for announcements!
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Kerry Biodiversity Week
International Biodiversity Day is celebrated on May 22nd every year, so a week of celebrations are planned here in Kerry. The aim of which is to really focus on our county’s natural resources and biodiversity.
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Bee Walk and Talk at Tralee Bay Wetlands
22nd May 5-6pm
Learn about our wild bee, what they do for us, how they are becoming endangered, what you can do to help. Join us outside to find some bees afterwards. This is a free event but donations to our gardens are much appreciated. Please wear weather appropriate gear.
The Kingdom Beekeepers’ Club Evening
23rd May @ 8pm
Venue: Collis Sandes House, Tralee
Speaker: Jim Ryan
Subject: History of Irish Beekeeping