PROGRAMME     2018/2019

We have arranged an interesting and varied programme for the coming season. We hope the topics will be of interest to both novice and experienced beekeepers.

16th October  2018   The speaker for the October meeting will be Janis Kronbergs, who will speak on “Beekeeping in Latvia”

20th November 2018. Thomas Ellis (Donegal Bees) will give a talk on” The CDB Hive in Ireland”

15th January 2019 Joe Thompson – Bee Keeping Inventions

19th February 2019 Jonathan Getty – Preparing Bees for Spring

19th March 2019 Patrick Lundy – Managing Swarming

16th April 2019 DBKA Open Night

21st May 2019   Jim Ryan  FIBKA – TOPIC:      “Getting the best out of your bees”

Jim Ryan is from Thurles, Co. Tipperary. He did all the FIBKA exams and qualified as a lecturer in 1989. Since then he has lectured extensively all over Ireland. For many years he wrote “Hints for Beginners” in An Beachaire and was also editor, presently he is FIBKA Librarian having collected a large quantity of old material going back to the late 1800s.    He has been Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman of North Tipperary BKA, and currently Chairman of GBBG – the Galtee Bee Breeders.

JUNE:    No meeting


JULY:    No meeting


AUG:  Preparing Bees for Winter   Robert McCreery


SEPT:  AGM    Ethel Irvine

Speakers and topics will be announced later when they have been confirmed.