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.
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday each month in the DARA cinema on Main St, Naas.
Bee Buddies meets on the 3rd Wednesday morning each month at 10am at the Garden Cafe, Johnstown Gdn centre. This gives the members an opportunity to meet, discuss bees and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere.
We also host an annual 8-week beekeeping course in Mar/Apr every year.
NKBKA is affiliated to the Irish Beekeeper's Association CLG
We invite you to get in touch with us via the Contact page.
The document below was forwarded to us via Adrian Naughton, EU Parliamentary Assistant to Mick Wallace, MEP. It is a very good synopsis of the current state of play with the EU legislation with respect to Bee protection.
Mick Wallace is a member of the EU Environment and Public Health and Food Safety Committee.