21 May 2022

Beginners beekeeping course to commence in Longford next month

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@ or call 086-8502898.

Also read: Learning all about the art of keeping bees with Longford's Robert Ghee

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