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Beginners Course

Attention all aspiring beekeepers!

 The Connemara Beekeepers are excited to announce a beginner’s beekeeping course on Zoom, taking place on Feb 13, 15, 22 and March 1st from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Join Connemara Beekeepers Education Officer Mary Keenan and One of Connemaras most experienced beekeepers, Ger Coyne and learn the fundamentals of beekeeping and gain hands-on experience in the comfort of your own home. Limited spots available, so sign up now!

During the beginner’s beekeeping course, participants will learn the basics of beekeeping, including:

  • The life cycle of bees
  • The different bees in a hive and their roles
  • How to set up and maintain a beehive
  • Understanding of the different equipment used in beekeeping
  • How to manage colonies and harvest honey
  • Basic honeybee behavior and communication
  • Importance of bees and their role in pollination and the ecosystem.

Visit Our Membership Page to Apply

We’re thrilled to announce the results of our recent Annual General Meeting, where the hive came alive with enthusiasm and passion for beekeeping!

The Leadership Team chosen is as follows:
Chairman: Gerard Coyne
Secretary: Steve Watson
Treasurer: Rod Teck
PRO (Public Relations Officer): 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
* Mairtín Breathnach
* Ronan Nee
* Mícheál Ó Gríofa

🎄✨ Attention Members of Cumann Beachairí Chonamara! ✨🎄

The long-awaited Christmas lunch and get-together is finally happening! 🥳 Our amazing Social Secretary, David Canavan, has pulled off a festive miracle, and we’re set for a fantastic time at The Connemara Lake Hotel on Sunday, Dec 17th at 2 pm.

Get ready for a feast! 🍽️ With a diverse and delightful menu awaiting you, all this goodness comes at a mere €30 for our members. The Association is even chipping in to make it extra special!

Past parties have been great fun, and we’re confident this year will be no different. Let’s gather, celebrate, and make some unforgettable memories.

To secure your spot at the table, shoot us an email pronto to 📧 Time is of the essence so we can give the Hotel a heads up on numbers.

Can’t wait to see you there! 🎅🤶

Christmas Beekeeping & Honey Show 2023

Join us in Halla Éinne, An Cheathrú Rua for a celebration of all things beekeeping and honey at the Connemara Beekeepers Beekeeping & Honey Show!

Learn all about the art of sustainable beekeeping with various demonstrations including:

Learn all about the Native Irish Honeybee with representatives of the Native Irish Honeybees in attendance.

Learn what comprises an actual beehive

Foundation making – become a sustainable beekeeper by creating your own clean foundation

Candle Making: There will be candle-making tutorial where you can discover the secrets behind crafting the perfect, all-natural beeswax candles.

Hive and equipment care.

View a Native Irish Honeybee through a microscope!

Indulge in the finest LOCAL honey available for sale. Pure, golden goodness straight from the hive!

Whether you’re a seasoned beekeeper or just starting your journey, this event will be a hive of knowledge and sweet delights – Admission is FREE

📅 Date: December 3rd
🕙 Time: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
📍 Location: Halla Scoil Mhic Dara, An Cheathrú Rua H91 T4C2

🐝 Attention all beekeeping enthusiasts! 🐝

Cumann Beachairí Chonamara are holding a special meeting this Sunday, May 14th, 2023 at 3 PM at the beautiful Lake Hotel in Oughterard.

We’re excited to announce that this will be an “ask the expert” type of event, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask all your pressing questions and receive insightful answers from our resident beekeeping expert.

In addition to this, we’ll also be discussing future events and planning for the upcoming season. This is a great chance to get involved and make your voice heard in the community.

So mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of beekeeping knowledge and friendly conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!

📅 Date: Sunday, May 14th, 2023

🕒 Time: 3:00 PM

🏨 Location: Lake Hotel, Oughterard

Please RSVP by commenting below if you plan on attending, so we can have an accurate headcount.

Thank you and buzz you soon! 🐝🌼

Contact Us

If you have any queries please reach out to use and a memeber of Connemara Beekeepers will be in touch shortly

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