About Us


Connemara Beekeepers Association

Our Mission

  • To promote the interests of the beekeeping fraternity for the mutual benefit of all
  • To promote the conservation of the native dark bee, Apis Mellifera Mellifera via the Native Irish Honey Bee Society
  • To promote and advance the science of Apiculture;


    • Stimulating and assisting in the establishment and maintenance of education and training in all aspects of apiculture.
    • To promote the preservation of bees in the environment and to educate and encourage members of the Public to be consciously aware of the benefits of having a sound and healthy bee population in both urban and rural areas;
    • To hold regular meetings, Field Days and Field Trips for its members to educate, inform and stimulate discussions on issues of interest and importance to the practice and science of Apiculture;
    • To promote intellectual and informative debate within the apicultural sector of Ireland by the organisation of Conferences, Seminars and Workshops for the wider beekeeping fraternity and general public
    Connemara Bee

    Officers & Committee Members

    Chairman: Gerard Coyne

    Secretary: Steve Watson

    Treasurer: Rod Teck

    PRO: Seán Mellett

    Education Officer: Mary Keenan

    Apiary Managers: David Canavan (Letterfrack), Cóilín Faherty (Maam), Paddy Finnerty & Jill Uí Dhuinn Bhig (Baile na hAbhainn).

    Other Committee Members: David Geoghegan, David Canavan,  Mairtín Breathnach, Ronan Nee and Mícheál Ó Gríofa

    AGM 2010

    Ag fás ar feadh deich mbliana! Since 2010!

    Our group was founded in January 2010, by a fervent nucleus of beekeepers led by Gerard Coyne and Seán Finnerty.

    The association was constituted on the 14th of March 2010.

    Click Here to view our Constitution/Bunreacht

    The Association consists of: A Chairman, an Honorary Secretary, an Honorary Treasurer and a Committee. The Committee is responsible for the ongoing operation of the Association during the year, and Reports back to the full Membership at an Annual Meeting.

    Contact Us

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