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.

Club News

  • 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
  • EU Farm Policy: impact on biodiversity A new initiative has been launched to get feedback on EU farm policy in terms of the evaluation of its impact on habitats, landscapes and biodiversityThe evaluation covers all ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2018, 8:05 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • FIBKA Announces Junior Membership Scheme At the FIBKA Executive meeting yesterday, it was agreed to introduce a new Junior Membership for under 18's in line with the Special Committee's recommendation and that the ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:07 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • London Beekeepers Association Newsletter: November 2018 Once again we are publishing the highly informative LBKA Newsletter for the benefit of our members.  Of particular interest are the section on November activities - you can compare this to ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2018, 9:41 AM by Tim Birdsall
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Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • National Stakeholder Forum on Sustainable Development Goals The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment now invites parties to register their interest in attending the third meeting of the National SDG Stakeholder Forum. This is a free ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2019, 9:18 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next Meeting: Monday 7th January 2019 The first meeting of 2019 takes place on Monday the 7th of January in the Teagasc Centre Ballina at 8pm.   We would like to take this opportunity to wish you ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2019, 10:05 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next meeting: Monday 3rd December 2018; AGM Our next meeting will be on Monday the 3rd of December in the Teagasc Centre Ballina at 8pm.  Our guest lecturer is John Breen. John is conducting amazing research on ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 1:40 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • 75th UBKA Conference: 15th - 16th February 2019 Online booking is now open for the 75th UBKA Conference here . A conference brochure with printable booking form is available here - UBKA  looks forward to seeing you then😊
    Posted Nov 15, 2018, 8:11 AM by Tim Birdsall
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