1stKerryBeekeepersGatheringOver 70 beekeepers attended the 1st Kerry Beekeepers’ Gathering at the Beaufort Bar in Beaufort last night. The Beaufort Beekeepers hosted the event and are delighted with the turn out with beekeepers representing their respective clubs travelling from Dunmanway, Beara Peninsula, Killorglin, Castleisland, Dingle and Tralee. The night was a great success and hopefully a precursor to future gatherings of Beekeeping associations in the West-Cork/Kerry area. The event was attended by Beekeepers of all levels and as intended, information and practices shared amongst the clubs.

Tom O Sullivan giving demonstration
Tom O'Sullivan giving demonstration

The first speaker was Tom O’Sullivan of Collis Sandes Beekeepers, Tralee. Tom explained how he recycles all his old wax and cappings to make his own foundation sheets for brood frames and supers. Next up was Donal Kelleher from Dunmanway & District Beekeepers.

NEW Courses for 2020

This beginners course is designed for new beekeepers or those who planning to start beekeeping. The course is design and presented by beekeepers of the Beaufort Beekeepers Association. In a practical and fun way (showing video clips and practical tasks (e.g. assembling a frame), quizzes etc.), you learn the basic about bees and beekeeping: