Beekeeping Course

March 5th - May 14th 2024

The cost of this course is included in your membership

NKBKA holds a Beekeeping Course in March/April each year, which is open to existing, novice and beginner beekeepers. It provides a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop the skills required to be a beekeeper.  Apiary visits are highly recommended prior to acquiring bees and mentoring is available at NKBKA apiaries.

The 2024 course will begin on March 5th at the Old Cinema in Naas and it will also be delivered by Zoom invitation to members. All Tuesday courses or meetings begin at 8pm sharp and normally finish by 9.30pm.  *** TOPICS ARE CURRENTLY IN DRAFT AND MAY CHANGE***

Association apiary visits after course completion are included. 

** The fees for the course cover your NKBKA membership, your annual beekeepers insurance, membership of the IBAclg and access to the association apiaries. The lecturers are experienced members of the association and are all beekeepers.

Cindy Collins introduces the All-Ireland pollinator plan
John Byrne on Beekeeping equipment and clothing.
Opening night
Pat Jordan opens the 2023 course
Colm O'Neill describes hive types and assembly.