MidKilkenny Beekeeper Inga Reed instructs younger beekeepers at the apiary hives at Lavistown Study Centre in Kilkenny during a beginners course taught in the Spring of 2013
In case of a swarm of honeybees contact one of the following Mid-Kilkenny Beekeepers.
Please make sure it is a swarm of bees and not wasps. Wasps have a paper like nest. Honeybees when swarming form a large clump, almost a pineapple shape on a branch or a large, several hundred bees, cluster.
Gypsy Ray #056-775-9935 or #085-749-1039
Inga Reed #056-775-9904
John Ryan #087-414-8496
Fergal Walsh #086-840-2234
WELCOME TO ALL
Welcome to the Mid-Kilkenny Beekeeper’s Blog site. We are a organisation of about 22 beekeepers, both new to the craft and long term beekeepers. We meet during the Autumn to Spring at Lavistown Study Centre, which is also where our apiary is located. Besides business, there are guest speakers, questions and answers and always refreshments.
During the summer months we have a series of demonstrations ranging from at the hive demonstrations to taking off honey methods.
Our meeting are announced in the Kilkenny People Newspaper and KCLR radio community announcements. Meetings usually are the first Wednesday of each month and begin at 7:30 p.m.. Parking is limited so we urge members to carpool when possible. New members or interested individuals are always welcomed. There is a charge for lectures.
For upcoming meeting and events information please scroll down to “Events to Come” at the bottom of this page!
- Chair: Gypsy Ray
- Vice Chair: John Ryan
- Secretary: Fergal Walsh
- Treasurer: Inga Reed
- Apiary Manager: Kieran White assisted MidKilkenny members
Marnie and Miranda, Visitors from Oak Park, Illinois, USA visit a Kilkenny hive
TIPS FROM MKBKA
Because of the late spring you will need to heed the weather this year to determine when possible swarming might occur. Time to take a look at your hives on a warm day.
Ciaran and Brian Murphy inspect a hive.
For information about MidKilkenny Beekeepers please contact
Fergal Walsh, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Blog is currently maintained by Gypsy Ray.
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Dr. Brian Durrans, retired anthropologist from the British Museum and Museum of Mankind in London visited Mid-Kilkenny hives to learn about bees.
Our current members are;
John Ryan, Eva Holmes, Padharic Tynan, Stephen Walsh, Inga Reed, Kieran White, Michael Walsh, Sheila Walsh, Gypsy Ray, Finola Walsh, Francis Nesbitt, Francis O’Halloran, Michael O’Halloran, Helen Carroll, Fergal Walsh, Paul O’Donnell, Ger Keohane, Dick Houlihan, Melanie Foote, Lesley Round