North Kildare Beekeepers Association holds an 8-Week Beekeeping Course in Mar/Apr each year in the DARA Cinema in Naas This is open to beginners and novices and provides a fantastic opportunity to learn the skills required to become a beekeeper. It is open to non-members also. The fees for the course cover your NKBKA membership, your annual beekeepers insurance, membership of the IBA and access to the association apiaries. The lecturers are experienced members of the association and are all beekeepers. (2019 Content) North Kildare Beekeepers’ Association Beekeeping Course: March – April, €35 **
Week 1 — Welcome & Registration, Course Introduction. Week 2 — Occupants of the Hive, their Life Cycle and Functions. Week 3 — Beekeeping Equipment and Clothing, Beekeeping Terms. Week 4 — Spring Management, Bee Flora. Week 5 — Hive Types and Assembly of Frames, Honey Sections, and hives. Week 6 — Summer Management, Swarms & Swarming. Week 7 — Bee Health & Hygienic Beekeeping, Diseases and Pests. Week 8 — Honey Removal, Extraction and Processing, Summary of Course with Q & A.
Association apiary visits after course completion are included
Further details will be provided in January 2020.
** Fee subject to annual review at our AGM in November each year