Hands on Beekeeper Eduation
To advance the Connemara Beekeepers mission of educating it’s members and the public about the value of honeybees and the impact honeybees have on our world, the Association regularly run beekeeper training courses, field trips to Association apiaries as well as run educational webinars for the benefit of all it’s members.
Every year Connemara Beekeepers run an introductory “Beginners Course in Beekeeping” which provides students with an overview of equipment required, honeybee lifecycle, pest and diseases and honey harvesting. The course is run over a number of weeks in late winter / early spring and gives students a fantastic foundation in beekeeping.
Apiary visits are an important part of a beginners beekeeping education. You may read all the beekeeping books available but very little beats watch an experienced beekeeper at work. You will also get some hands-on experience. Connemara Beekeepers Association have a number of apiaries spanning the whole of Connemara from Inverin, Maam, Letterfrack and Clifden and we routinely have apiary visits (weather permitting) during the summer that will enable you to meet like minded beekeeping enthusiast and where you can have your questions answered. If the location doesn’t suit you are free to wait until a visit to an apiary closer to you has been scheduled.
Online Meetings and Webinars
As well as apiary visits Cumann Beachairi Chonamara often run educational Q&A’s where experienced beekeepers answer burning questions new beekeepers might have. Even if you don’t think of a question someone else might ask something you hadn’t even considered. Even an experienced beekeeper is liable to pick up little nuggets of information at every meeting! Along with these Q&A meetings education webinars are scheduled, where an experienced beekeeper or expert gives a presentation on a certain aspect of beekeeping. Topics can range from Queen rearing, nuc building to diseases and how to spot them. A very valuable learnig tools that shouldn’t be missed if at all possible.
If you have any queries please reach out to use and a memeber of Connemara Beekeepers will be in touch shortly