We now have an events committee to determine what events to schedule during the year. Lectures during the cold months, apriary demonstrations during the beekeeping month
Membership subscription for 2013 of €50, €30 of which goes to the Federation and pays for insurance and national membership and now includes the monthly beekeeping magazine An Beachaire , which for anyone who doesn’t already get it is a fantastic read.
The rest goes towards maintaining the apiary, funding guest speakers and events, providing materials like DVD’s, postage and mailings, etc. Dues are due in January, 2013 and cover the entire year. Any dues paid later cover until January 2014.
MORE GOOD NEWS!!! We received a Kilkenny County Council Environmental 21 grant to upgrade our apiary late in 2011. With it we will be able to add a hive and buy some much needed equipment, including an extractor for all the members to use.
GOOD NEWS!!! We did receive a Greencommunities Award from An Taisce which will enable us to purchase a nuc oberservation hive, a child size bee outfit and some hive tools to use for both teaching in our apiary and giving community presentations. As part of the award member Michael Fitzpatrick travelled to Wales to represent us.
As part of the grant Inga Reed, Helen Carroll and Gypsy Ray gave a talk and demonstration at Johnswell National School on the last day of school.
We now have an events committee to determine what events to schedule during the year. Lectures during the cold months, apriary demonstrations during the beekeeping months.
Our apiary is now up and running with two hives and with our past grants we hope to increase this number.