Learn about beekeeping.
Another good way to learn about honey bees is come and chat with beekeepers at one of our public events.
We email news flashes and information sheets on issues that may affect local beekeepers.
We are also host a beekeeper queenrearing skills programme. Click here for details.
Courses on beekeeping Very Important Message
FIBKA have POSTPONEd all examinations due to the Covid-19 virus. The exams will be re-arranged. Your application and fees will be held over and you will incur no extra cost. This applies to the Preliminary Course and Intermediate Course.
1. Every Winter / Spring, the Fermanagh Beekeepers’ Association holds a beginners’ course. So, if you’d like to learn more about bees and beekeeping, then a great place to start would be to attend the Preliminary Course in Beekeeping with Andrew Elliott. This beginners course is on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm, in the Enniskillen campus of the College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) beginning 8 February 2021.
The 2021 course will comprise approximately ten 2-hour classes where you will learn all about the honey bee, its habitat, how to acquire and look after your bees, and how to harvest your honey.
After the classroom sessions you will be able to join (once suitably attired!) our outdoor demonstrations at the society’s apiary.
The fee, including tea and biscuits every night, is just £120.
Practical sessions are held in the nearby Apiary, Saturday mornings at 10.00 am.
Places can be booked using the CAFRE website.
Anyone who experiences any problems with booking please get in contact with us.
2. The more advanced Intermediate Course in Beekeeping builds on knowledge gained from the Preliminary Course and improves the understanding of both the scientific and practical aspects of beekeeping. It has of 3 parts; Scientific, Practical and Apiary Practical, delivered over a period of at least 2 years and leading to the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (FIBKA) Intermediate Certificate of Proficiency in Beekeeping. To apply click here.