Céad míle fáilte to the website of one of the oldest beekeepers’ associations in Ireland. The association was founded in 1882 and has been in existence ever since. The following is about CCBKA – Co. Cork Beekeeper’s Association.
For many years Co. Cork Beekeeper’s Association was the only one serving the county and meetings were held in various venues in the city. Then in the nineteen fifties the association settled at The Munster Institute on Model Farm Road where it remained until the 1980s.
The Munster Institute closed down and a new home was found at a school nearby where Co. Cork Association spent another ten years or so and now it has a home in the Cork Institute of Technology in the western suburb of Bishopstown.
In the 1960s and later, Beekeepers’ Associations were established in East Cork, North Cork, West Cork, Southwest Cork, Dunmanway, Carbery and, the youngest of them all, Duhallow. This means that Co. Cork Association serves beekeepers in Cork City and suburbs and extends into the county for about twenty miles radius on all sides. We have a membership of about one hundred and fifty and we welcome new members all the time.
We have a programme of Beekeeping Instruction for Beginners and Experienced Beekeepers of honey bees, spread over the months from October to June each year. The sessions at the Association Apiary in April and May put into practice what we have heard in the classroom in the preceding months.
If you would like further information about CCBKA contact our Secretary.
The Co. Cork Beekeepers Association (CCBKA) is affiliated to the F.I.B.K.A. The Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations.