Becoming a beekeeper

Beekeeper at hive
One of the beginners inspecting a hive at the association apiary
Anybody can become a beekeeper

Man, woman, young or old can become a beekeeper, wherever you live, the countryside, villages, towns or cities.

Beekeeping is a fun and very interesting hobby that will provide you with lovely honey for your family and which will also provide ideal gifts for relatives and friends. A free jar of honey never gets refused.

Some people develop beekeeping into a profitable sideline providing them selves with a supplementary income, but do not take up beekeeping to make money here in Ireland as the weather is a very limiting factor.

As long as you are mobile enough to get around by one means or another, there is no reason why (with a little help for lifting boxes) you cannot take up beekeeping along with anyone else.  We have one member who successfully keeps bees even though he is confined to a wheelchair.

Beekeeping can provide you with a lifetime interest that will keep you continually learning something new, as well as allowing you a better appreciation of nature and at the same time providing a perfect sanctuary from the pressures of everyday life.

So lets get started to learn how to begin beekeeping. Check out the menu above, and contact your local association (see the FIBKA site <for contact details).

GOREY BEEKEEPERS WILL START THEIR BEGINNERS COURSE ON TUESDAY 4th APRIL, THE FIRST FIVE LECTURES WILL BE THEORY FOLLOWED BY PRACTICAL TUTORIALS IN THE ASSOCIATIONS APIARY.

Download a membership form here<.

The bees know what they are doing better than the beekeeper

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