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Beekeeping Near You

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Just contact your local beekeeper’s association to get started
Ballyhaunis Beekeepers Association
Connemara Beekeepers Association
Monthly meetings on the second Sunday at 4pm.
Suck Valley Association
Tribes Beekeepers Association
Co. Galway
Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm
Digges Beekeepers’ Association
Co Cavan
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Westport Association
Founded in 2009 the association holds its meetings on the first Tuesday of each month in the Teagasc Centre on the Newport Road, Westport with the exception of January.

For further information: wbkc.info
Erris Association
County Mayo Association
Founded in 1979. It holde its meetings at Teagasc Centre, Bunree Road, Ballina, Co Mayo on the first Monday of each month with the exception of January and the summer months.

Sligo/Leitrim Association
Meets on the second Monday of each month at The Teeling Centre Collooney
at 7.30pm

Banner Beekeepers Association
Co. Clare

County Dublin Beekeepers Association
Wesley House
Leeson Park
Dublin 6
Fingal North Dublin Association
The association meets in the CBS Swords on the first Thursday of each month. It was established in 1977. As well as holding regular meetings, the association provides a range of services to members including bulk purchase of beekeeping supplies, equipment hire, lending library and mentor system for new members.

Kilternan Association
County Louth Association
Meetings held at:The Teagasc Centre,
County Louth.

The Royal County Association
Lake County Association
Meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at:
The Annebrook House Hotel,
Co. Westmeath


County Offaly Association
Dunamaise Association
The association holds indoor lectures on the second Tuesday of the month in the Teagasc Offices, Portlaoise and outdoor demonstrations in the association apiary during the summer.
Ashford Beekeepers Association
Rocky Road,
Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow
County Carlow Beekeepers Association
All correspondence should be through – carlowbeekeepers@gmail.com For more information on Carlow Beekeepers’ Association, please visit our website:

Mid Kilkenny Beekeepers Association Based in KilkennyCity and ourmembers primarily come from the northern part of County Kilkenny.Association blog/website:
Gorey Association
South Kilkenny Association
County Wexford Association
Founded in 1909 and has since provided education, information and support for beekeepers throughout County Wexford through beginners classes, meetings and video shows. The association meet regularly in the Teagasc Centre, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

New Ross Beekeepers Association
South Wexford Beekeepers Association
Roundwood Association
Rathangan Beekeepers Association

Co. Kildare
East Waterford Beekeepers Association
East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association (EWBA) was established in 1957 and represents the interests of beekeepers in East Waterford, Waterford City, and surrounds.

Our focus is on training new beekeepers, providing on-going education for our members through lectures and Apiary demonstrations, and promoting responsible beekeeping. We are committed to providing education to the public about the importance of Bees and other Pollinators through lectures and demonstrations for schools, Community Groups, and farming organisations.

Our Lectures are normally held at Dunhill Education Centre, Dunhill EcoPark, Dunhill Co Waterford. Visit our website for details of all events under Calendar/Schedule of Events

North Tipperary Beekeepers Association


The Kingdom Association
Founded in 2006 KBKA hold regular lectures and demonstrations at:

Collis Sandes House


Co Kerry

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During the spring and early summer, practical demonstrations are held at our Club Apiary at the Tralee campus of the Munster Technological University.

Our activities include:
  • Beginner’s Courses
  • Intermediate Study Group
  • Advice and information on all aspects of bee husbandry
  • Members Lectures throughout the Beekeeping Year
  • Practical Demonstrations in the Club Apiary
  • Talks and demonstrations to local schools and groups
Duhallow Association
North Cork Association
Founded in 1972 and holds meetings in the Parish Centre, Mallow, County Cork and also in the Resource Centre, Fermoy, County Cork.
South Tipperary Association
The association holds regular lectures and outdoor demonstrations. For further details about our activities contact any of the above or check out our website:

County Cork Association
The association holds meetings and classes in Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork.

Each year a beginners class commences in mid-October for 7 weeks, followed by the annual general meeting. Then from early February to mid-March a further series of talks is held. The association has an apiary near the western end of the Carrigrohane Road and practical demonstrations are given there during April and May. An online application form is on our website.

Separate study groups for Intermediate and Senior FIBKA exams are currently operated by members. Please contact the secretary or any member of the committee for membership.

For more information about our association please visit our website:
East Cork Association
The Association holds a series of lectures during Spring and outdoor demonstrations in the summer. For more information, contact:

Iveragh Beekeepers Association
The Iveragh Beekeepers Association formed in 2011. We are dedicated to promoting, protecting and caring for the honey bee in the South West Kerry region
Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association
Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association (FABKA) in Skibbereen, West Cork, welcome people who are (or want to be) beekeepers and learn how to keep bees happy and healthy for the enjoyment of it — not to mention a few jars of honey to boot!


County Limerick Beekeepers Association
Inishowen Association
South Donegal Association
Armagh and Monaghan Association
The association meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, except July, in Hughes Lounge, The Diamond Middleton, County Armagh.

We will be holding as beginners course early in February. Contact Secretary for more information.

Or join our Facebook page:

County Cavan Association
The association meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Ballyhaise Agricultural College.

Beginners are always welcome.
Northwest Beekeepers Association
Derry and District Beekeepers Association