The oldest established beekeeping club in the county, the Mayo Beekeepers Association is a close knit community of beekeepers who meet to share and learn from each other's experience and are eager to help new beekeepers on their journey. We hold regular meetings to discuss how our bees are getting along and we regularly invite high quality lecturers to review a wide range of topics.

We can provide our members with honeybees to start their beekeeping, with several people producing quality foundation hives ("nuc’s") for sale. We even offer access to the club's own extractor to extract your honey crop. Facilities are made available at the magnificent Enniscoe House at the foot of Nephin Mountain for one week each year.

With members from all across Mayo and Sligo  a helping hand is never far away.

We run an excellent beginners course which will set you up with all the knowledge needed to start beekeeping. We also hold in-house FIKBA accredited beginners examination.

We hold several open days where you can visit working apiaries  and experience honey bees up close  with several demonstrations happening on the day.

Along with membership of the Mayo Beekeepers Association comes membership of the Federation of Irish Beekeepers. FIKBA provides all-important insurance, (members of associations affiliated to FIBKA are fully insured against third party liability), library facilities, the "Gormanstown summer course", honey shows, discounted prices on sugar, a copy of An Beachaire (irish beekeepers journal) and representation with the Department of Agriculture for beekeeping.  

Further information can be found here or new members can simply contact us here.

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