Beginners Course

CCBKA Autumn Beginners course for 2017 started on the 11th Oct and is now closed for new entrants.

When: It will start on Wednesday 11th October 2017. All classes to start at 7.30pm sharp

Where: Lectures will be in CIT Bishopstown Cork.

Cost: Due to the recent increase in the National Federations affiliation fee for 2018 to €48 we have had to change our charging structure. You can pay €50 for the Autumn lectures or for €100 you will also become a member of CCBKA for 2018 which will include

  • Insurance. Members of Associations affiliated to FIBKA are fully insured against third party liability.
  • Affiliation to FIBKA, Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations.
  • Subscription to An Beachaire.
  • Running costs of Co. Cork BeeKeepers Association

* Insurance is needed for those wishing to attend our Apiary demonstrations next year.

Autumn Lectures only €50
New CCBKA Members for 2018** €55
All in Charge €100

**This has to be agreed at our AGM in December 2017 and is subject to approval.


Proposed lectures

Date Lecture Title Lecturer
Weds Oct 11th 2017. 7.30pm Beekeeping – What it entails. Shane Lehane
Weds Oct 18th 2017. 7.30pm Workings of a Bee Colony. Noel Riordan
Weds Oct 25th 2017. 7.30pm Beekeeping Equipment. Michael O’Callaghan
Weds Nov 1st 2017. 7.30pm Controlling Bees and working for Honey Bob McCutcheon
Weds Nov 8th 2017. 7.30pm Pollen & Nectar sources. Noel Power
Weds Nov 15th 2017. 7.30pm Keeping Bees healthy and solving problems. Denis McCarthy
Weds Nov 22th 2017. 7.30pm Harvesting the Honey. Thomas Quigley



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