Mayo Beekeepers' Association


The Mayo Beekeepers' Association is a close-knit community of beekeepers dedicated to the support and growth  of  the beekeeping community in the West of Ireland.   We meet formally on the first Monday of each month to provide comment and debate on a range of topics.  We support our members by providing lectures, a beginners’ beekeeping course, a library, beekeeping demonstrations, discounts, insurance and access to honey extraction tools. For newcomers, and old hands wanting a refresher, you can take a look at the Mayo Beekeeper Introduction to Beekeeping in the Club Library here. Our members play an important role in FIBKA, the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations.  This is our home on the web and we welcome your participation.  If you have anything that you would like to share with our members. -  news, events , ideas for discussion - please let us know by email here.

Club News

  • FIBKA Special Committee Inaugural Meeting Report The FIBKA (Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations) Special Committee was formed following a meeting open to all members of FIBKA on 3rd February 2018 in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 11:30 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Dr Jerome Auzoux's unique model restored: composition of a bee hive and anatomy of the bee Zoe Lally shares with us this cool short video from the Oxford University of Natural History which is a fascinating account of a complete papier mache model of ta beehive ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 4:06 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • News & Views March 2019 A warm welcome to all our new members.  We hope you enjoy our friendly atmosphere. We would like to highlight the interactive facility now available on our website www.mayobeekeeper ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2019, 7:41 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature' From The Guardian, Tuesday 12th February 2019:  The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 11:17 PM by Tim Birdsall
  • News & Views from our esteemed club secretary : February 2019 Subscriptions are now due. Agnes will be taking up subscriptions on the night and will be there from 745pm. Membership fees will be €70 for full membership, which most importantly ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 1:33 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • DAFM and registration - current status Brendan Murray of FIBKA wrtites.......  As you are most likely aware, there is an ongoing issue with respect to recent Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) requirements that ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2019, 8:22 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Mayo Beekeepers Preliminary Training Course 2019 Details have been announced about the upcoming beekeeping training course for 2019.  Once again the course will be run by our own Helen Mooney and Peter Neary of Moy Valley ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2019, 8:03 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Fondant for Sale Paul O 'Sullivan has a special offer on fondant at 5 per standard bag.   If he gets a bulk order from the club he will deliver to our next meeting ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 10:07 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • News & views from our Club Secretary - January 2019 A letter from the MND Association "We are indebted to your members for their generosity to the MND Association. These funds are used well to provide nurses, devices and aids ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 10:29 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • News and views from our club secretary : December 2018 News and Views Subscriptions are now due. Agnes will be taking up subscriptions on the night and will be there from 7:45pm. Membership fees will be €70 for full ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:39 AM by Tim Birdsall
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Upcoming Events

  • Introduction to Beekeeping Course: Leitrim March 21st 2019 An introduction to Beekeeping Course with Mary McNutt, Mary Hyland from Mill Hill Lane Bee Keeping will be held at the at the Organic Centre, Leitrim Sat March 23rd.Over ...
    Posted by Tim Birdsall
  • Next Meeting: Monday 11th March 2019 The next meeting of the Mayo Beekeepers Association will take place on Monday the 11th of March at 8pm. Conan  Mc Donnell, co-founder of BEEACTIV ltd  will give a ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2019, 7:42 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Co Cork Beekeepers Spring Lectures County Cork Beekeepers warmly welcome you and your members to our Spring Lectures by Mike Palmer and John O’'Donoghue on 8/9 March (flyer attached).As far as possible ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 2:22 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next Meeting: Monday 11th March 2018 Our next meeting will be at the Teagasc Centre in Ballina on Monday 11th of March.   This is not the first Monday of the month but Teagasc have informed us ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2019, 6:10 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next meeting: Monday 4th February 8.00pm Our next meeting is on Monday 4th February at 8.00pm at Teagasc, Ballina.   We are delighted to  announce that our speaker is Eamon Magee from Dublin who will give ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2019, 6:48 AM by Tim Birdsall
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