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

  • Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar in full flourish in Rathlee! Reports of the death of the Cinnabar Moth caterpillar have, to coin a phrase, been greatly exaggerated (© Mark Twain).  Zoey Lally sends us this beautiful shot of the black and ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2018, 1:09 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Mayo Public Participation Network Newsletter June 2018 The 26th edition of the Mayo PPN is available - click here to take a look. If you have any suggestions for content in upcoming editions, please email office@mayoppn ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2018, 12:37 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • London Beekeeper Newsletter 2018 This month's edition of the highly informative London Beekeeper News is attached.  Contents range across European Foul Brood, the Small Hive Beetle, swarm control & collection tactics, a review of ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 10:03 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Sugar prices offer from Gem Foods for 2018 Gem Pack Foods of Damastown has made available its sugar pricing to FIBKA and the club will be looking to take orders so that we can collectively take advantage of ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 9:40 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Special Committtee Meeting : FIBKA A Special Committee Meeting of the Federation of Irish Beekeepers (FIBKA) took place on Saturday 9th June at the Tullamore Court Hotel.  Three alternate recommendations about the constitiutional strucure of ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2018, 9:32 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Starting Beekeeping in Ireland - free e-book for download Helen Mooney of Moy Valley Bees (& of course of Mayo Beekeepers fame) has shared with us news of a new e-book, "Starting Beekeeping In Ireland" by Thomas Carroll, PhD ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 10:51 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • London Beekeepers Association (LBKA) May Newsletter We have received a copy of the May edition of the London Beekeeper Association (LBKA) newsletter.   It is a fascinating read, professionally edited and full of ideas about such topics ...
    Posted May 11, 2018, 12:46 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • News & views from our club secretary: May 2018 The active season is now upon us and anyone who wants to come along and get experience is more than welcome to accompany me on my weekly inspections (phone 087 ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 5:51 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Hornet warning after nest found on island of Jersey ISLANDERS are being urged to check their sheds and porches for Asian hornet nests after a queen was discovered in an outdoor light-fitting yesterday.John de Carteret holds the ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 1:10 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • News and views: Club Secretary April 2018 Members who have not renewed their subscription can do so at this meeting. The cut-off date for the Irish Beekeeper Publication An Beachaire and also the all-important Insurance ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 1:53 AM by Tim Birdsall
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Upcoming Events

  • Annual Beekeeping Open Day Gervase Padden is running his annual Open Day at 2pm on Sunday 22nd July.  The day features practical demonstrations of  queen rearing using a gender kit and the construction ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2018, 3:00 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next meeting: Monday 2nd July 2018 The next meeting of the Mayo beekeepers Association will take place on the 2nd of July. Questions to the committee will be taken from the floor. Tim will outline the ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2018, 1:09 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next meeting: Monday May 14th 2018 Our May meeting will take place on Monday 14th at 8pm in Teagasc Centre, Bunree Road, Ballina. Jim Donoghue will give a comprehensive talk on swarming. This is a much ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 5:52 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Inaugural Mayo Beekeepers Association Annual Dinner 2018 We are delighted to announce that the first annual Social Evening gathering of the Mayo Beekeepers Association will take place on Saturday 2nd June at 5.30 for 6.00pm ...
    Posted May 4, 2018, 5:38 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next meeting: Monday 9th April 2018 The next meeting of the Mayo Beekeepers Association will take place on Monday the 9th of April at 8pm at Teagasc Bunree Ballina. Pat Deasy  will outline his beekeeping methods ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 1:49 AM by Tim Birdsall
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