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

  • Hedge cutting decision in August made The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has decided to not allow hedge cutting in August. We are delighted that she has made this decision - please ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2019, 2:46 AM by Jai Pierce
  • Confirmed case of AFB Confirmed case of AFBDear neighbouring associations,An AFB (american foulbrood) case was confirmed east of Athenry last weekend. Two colonies were destroyed over the weekend.Regards,Gearóid Ó Fathaigh ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2019, 9:53 AM by Jai Pierce
  • Asian Hornet Leaflet Asian Hornet LeafletPlease see attached an updated Asian Hornet Leaflet (from Tom Williamson of DAERA) giving guidance on identification and reporting options for beekeepers and the general public in ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2019, 1:50 PM by Jai Pierce
  • Bee Health Day Bee Health Day Sunday (tomorrow) is Bee Health Day! Both sessions are full, so if you can no longer come, please cancel your ticket and if you'd like to ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2019, 3:37 PM by Jai Pierce
  • COLOSS Survey 2018 COLOSS Survey 2018Hi to all Co Mayo Beekeepers!  If you have already completed the COLOSS Survey 2018 then a big THANK you from the National Apiculture Programme.  If you ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2019, 1:33 PM by Jai Pierce
  • All-Ireland Pollinator Plan All-Ireland Pollinator Plan One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced  the amount of food (flowers) and safe ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2019, 9:30 AM by Jai Pierce
  • June meeting will take place on Monday 10th at 8pm Our June meeting will take place on Monday 10th at 8pm in the Teagasc Centre, Bunree Road, Ballina. Henry Horkan from Westport will give a talk on his style of ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2019, 3:03 PM by Jai Pierce
  • Connnecting forestry owners with beekeepers Hi all We have had a system in place on the FIBKA website to link up beekeepers with farmers who want to host bees on their land. With the new ...
    Posted May 30, 2019, 3:12 PM by Jai Pierce
  • World Bee Day on 20th May World Bee Day To celebrate World Bee Day on 20th May, there are a number of events that might be of interest to your members:·         The Irish Examiner will ...
    Posted May 19, 2019, 12:59 PM by Jai Pierce
  • News & Views: April 2019 Members who have not renewed their subscription can do so at the next meeting on 1st April. The cut-off date for the Irish Beekeeper Publication An Beachaire and also ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:48 AM by Tim Birdsall
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Upcoming Events

  • Annual Open Day at 2pm on Sunday 14th of July Gervase Padden is running his Annual Open Day at 2pm on Sunday 14th of July.  The day features practical demonstrations of  queen rearing using a gender kit and the construction ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2019, 2:27 AM by Jai Pierce
  • Queen Rearing and bee improvement day in Naas A quick reminder for this Sunday, 30th June. Enjoy a  Queen Rearing and bee improvement day in Naas. Venue:  – Colm ONeill’s apiary, Naas, Sunday 30th June starts at 2 ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2019, 9:59 AM by Jai Pierce
  • Exhibition of beekeeping material in France Dear all,it is a pleasure for me to announce the next exhibition of beekeeping material in France. This event will take place in Avignon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2019, 1:41 PM by Jai Pierce
  • Next Meeting: Monday 10th June, 2019 Our next monthly meeting will be held on Monday 10th June 2019 all are welcome to attend.
    Posted Jun 9, 2019, 9:49 AM by Jai Pierce
  • East Mayo Anglers Association Open Day Mayo Beekeepers will participate in the the East Mayo Anglers Association Open Day this year.
    Posted Jun 9, 2019, 9:46 AM by Jai Pierce
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