Welcome to the website of The North Kildare Beekeepers' Association.
In 1961 the North Kildare Beekeepers’ Association was established with 8 members. In 1980 one of the founding members, Peter O’Reilly became Ireland’s first honey judge. The association has grown strongly over the years and is now one of the largest beekeeping associations in Ireland.
The association manages 3 apiaries for the benefit of the members. These are located at
The Curragh behind the racecourse
Barnhall in Leixlip and
Russborough House walled garden
Members are encouraged to visit these apiaries on a weekly basis to improve their bee keeping skills and learn from the more senior members.
Please note that Monthly meetings are held on Tuesday each month by zoom invitation during COVID-19 restrictions
We also host an annual 8-week beekeeping course in Mar/Apr every year. In 2021 the beginner's course is online via Zoom invitation.
NKBKA is affiliated to the Irish Beekeeper's Association CLG
We invite you to get in touch with us via the Contact page.
Chairperson: John Byrne
Vice-Chair: Vincent Lernihan
Treasurer: Sean Dunne
Secretary: Brendan Kavanagh
PRO: Vincent Lernihan
Education: Colm ONeill
Bee health: Sean Byrne
Membership : Irwin Bannon
Update on Beginners Course and Talks 2021
For further information on this year's beginners course
The NKBKA supports the
All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
Other Committee Members:
Honorary Life Member: