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

  • 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 by Tim Birdsall
  • News & views from our Secretary November 2018 • Subscriptions are now due.  Agnes will be taking up subscriptions on the night.  Membership fees will be kept at existing levels of €70 for full membership, which most importantly covers ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 2:32 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • FIBKA Examination Dates 2019 The following are the examination dates for 2019: Saturday April 6 2019. Intermediate and Senior Provincial written papers.  Closing date for applications – Friday March 15 2019. NB. In the current ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2018, 6:26 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • From our Club Secretary, Association News, October 2018 2018  Event - Butterfiles, Bees & Biodiversity Beneath the WindmillsMayo Beekeepers in association with SSE Airtricity has organised a fantastic roster of speakers with the aim of furthering awareness and understanding ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2018, 2:56 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • New South Wales: Honey running out as beekeepers stung by the drought From our correspondent in Australia, Irishman Mr James Gorry Jr, this from the Australian Daily Telegraph, September 22nd 2018.  "The drought has dried up dams and streams and now it ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2018, 5:55 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • From coughs to cakes: why honey is the bee’s knees From The Guardian Online Wedensday 5th September 2018:  Honey should be your first line of treatment for a cough – but don’t just reach for it when you have the ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:53 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • New pesticides may harm bees as much as existing ones – study Ability of bumblebees to reproduce, and rate at which colonies grow, compromised by new sulfoximine-based insecticides.more here:  The Guardian Thursday 16th August 2018Bumblebees thrive in towns ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2018, 12:04 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Bees, Hornets and Wasps of the World A correspondent, Chris Owens, has alerted us to a great resource, "Bees, Hornets and Wasps of the World".  There's a link in our Online Resources section too.  Chris is ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:58 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • FIBKA Congress 2018 The following documents have been made available in preparation for the FIBKA Conference 2018 -  (the files are attached below).  Comments and suggestions please to be relayed via our Secretary, Jude ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2018, 12:41 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers Published without comment (!)......    From The Guardian 4.8.18.   Environmentalists say lifting the restriction poses a grave threat to pollinating insects."..... The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2018, 11:39 PM by Tim Birdsall
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Upcoming Events

  • Next meeting: 12th November 2018 The first upcoming event for the Mayo Beekeepers in November is our annual Mass. The Mass will take place at 730pm on Monday the 12th of November in the Fr ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2018, 2:27 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • October meeting: update Thanks go to club member Helen Mooney of Moy Valley Bees who posts our club news on Facebook.:Lots happening tomorrow evening at our monthly meeting at 8pm in the ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 1:48 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Next Meeting: Monday 1st October 2018 Our next meeting will be on Monday October 1 st  in the Teagasc Centre Ballina at 8pm. We are having two speakers on the night Bridget Murphy will outline her ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2018, 2:48 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • West Awake Honey Show 2018 : Saturday 13th October 2018 This year's West Awake Honey Show is being run by the Ballyhaunis Beekeepers Association.  Members of the Mayo Beekeepers Association are invited to attend and exhibit.Venue: GAA Centre ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:33 AM by Tim Birdsall
  • Western Beekeepers Autumn Lecture, September 22nd 2018, NUI Galway The Western Beekeepers Alliance Autumn Lecture will take place at NUIG on 22nd September 2018.Associations are strongly urging members to all attend as future legislation and the insurance rules ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2018, 7:21 AM by Tim Birdsall
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