Beginners beekeeping course to commence in Longford next month

Kevin Forde

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Kevin Forde

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kevin.forde@longfordleader.ie

Beginners beekeeping course to commence in Longford next month

County Louth Beekeepers Association

Longford beekeepers association have announced details of a beekeeping course for beginners, which will take place in the county.

The course will commence on Wednesday, February 19, taking place from 7:30-9pm in the Teagasc building, Longford town. Course nights will be held every Wednesday night thereafter and will run for a period of six weeks.

The price to participate in the course is set at €50, with fees inclusive of Longford beekeepers association (LBKA) and Irish Beekeepers association (IBA) membership and insurance.

Modules in the beginners course include:

  • Beekeepers equipment
  • Occupants of the hive
  • Spring Management
  • Summer management, including honey extraction.
  • Bee Health.
  • Autumn and Winter Management.
  • Participants will also carry out follow-on practical workshops, which will take place in the county apiary.

For further information on the course or to book your place, contact education officer Daphne Howard by email at education@
longfordbeekeepers.com or call 086-8502898.

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