County Limerick Beekeepers' Association

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Next Meeting

AGM Buzz


Annual General Meeting

will take place on:

8pm, Thursday 8th November,


Mungret GAA.

Beginners Class, 2018

Last Meeting

Honey Show


Redmond Williams


Dara Kilmartin spoke on the topic of: Bee Nutrition and Forage Thursday 11th October, 8pm. Mungret GAA.

Previous Meeting

Speaker: Denis Ryan

(South Tipp Beekeepers' Association)

Topic: Varroa Treatments and Winter Preparations

Thursday 13th September, 8pm. Mungret GAA.

Last Meeting


Redmond Williams



Thursday 12th April.

Previous Meetings


Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda


How to Get the best out of Your Bees in the Coming Year

Thursday 8th March

Previous Meeting

Brainstorming Session/Forum

(Thursday 8th February)

Recently published research article reveals more than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas


Recent Successes for
Our Members at Honey Shows

  • Sinead Mortell
  • Donal Cooper
  • Tom O'Brien
  • Olivia Dillon
  • Cathy Cooper

Last Meeting: AGM

County Limerick Stars at Gormanston

Great honours for three of our members

  • Third prize for Sinead Mortell for her photo (shown above).
  • First prize for Tony Maher in the light honey category.
  • And, last but not least: Kathy Cooper was crowned Honey Queen!

Association Apiary Opened!

Thursday 8th June 2017 our new apiary was opened with FIBKA President Gerry Ryan doing the honours with the scissors!

The text on the plaque pictured above reads as follows:

County Limerick Beekeepers Association
Est. 1956

This Apiary is dedicated to the memory of Pat Hayes
and all those who have contributed to the
tradition of beekeeping in County Limerick
Officially opened by Mr. Gerry Ryan, President,
The Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations.
June 8th 2017

Thanks to Monica for the pictures.

September Meeting

8pm, Thursday 14th September

Mungret GAA

Michael Maunsell
Winter Preparation

Spraying of Forestry with Cypermethrin

The Irish Forestry Unit Trust have given short notice of likely spraying of forestry areas with the poisonous-to-bees chemical, Cypermethrin. They have provided maps of areas in counties Clare and Limerick. These maps can be accessed here. Further information will be sought. More.....

"My Bee Hero" Herb Project for Young Environmentalist Initiative

This poster (left) and flyer (right) (just click-on either to see full size version) were sent to us by some students who write:

"My name is Jessica Okpeaye, and my teammate Lorna Boland and I are working on a project entitled "Bee My Hero". Our project is about creating awareness for the well-being of bees. We both have a great interest in bees and nature. Lorna did a project about bee for the BTYS entitled "What Will Bee The End Of The Varroa destructer mites" and she went to the final. We also both plan to take a beginner beekeeping course to learn more about bees. We've planted seeds like thyme and oregano around our local area, gardening centers. We put up posters and handed out flyer encouraging people to plant herds because they stop the Varroa mites."

Last Meeting

On11th May the speaker was John McMullan who spoke on: Important Elements in Honeybee Welfare

February Meeting

Conan Mcdonell gave a short talk on the All-Ireland Polinator Plan


Moss Guiry spoke on Nuclei and Their Uses