Beekeeping has always been an important activity in Beaufort, Co. Kerry and has been practiced by people in the area for hundreds of years.

The Beaufort Beekeepers are a friendly bunch of people who are interested in bees and beekeeping and of course, everything associated with it, from using the wax and propolis, to producing honey and helping to conserve our native black honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera).

We are an association of hobbyist and semi-commercial beekeepers founded in 2011 by a small group and now our membership numbers stands at approx. 65. We don’t limit ourselves to beekeepers from Beaufort as we have members coming to us from as far south as Waterville, from Tralee to the north and Gneeveguilla in the east!

We meet once a month to discuss issues, exchange ideas and help each other out, with our main objectives being:

  • To promote and further the craft of beekeeping 
  • To raise public awareness in the importance of bees and beekeeping to the environment.

If you would like to join us please contact via the contact page.

Irish Beekeepers Association

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