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Read about  FBKA activities as reported by Ethel Irvine by clicking on button here (February 2023 report is now available).





We also have news on our Wild Bee project being run by Dave Bolton.
You may need to set Zoom to '100%' instead of 'Automatic Zoom' after opening this pdf file)



Next FBKA monthly meeting (All are welcome):

The next meeting of FBKA will be held on Thursday 30 March, 2023 at 8.00pm in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen. At it, the progress of the research being carried out on honeybees in University College Dublin will be given by those carrying out the work. As some of our members have contributed bees to be analysed in the project, it will be very interesting to hear the results and to decide on our best way forward, as an Association, to act on the information. The meeting will held by Zoom so will be available to those not able to join with us in person in Fermanagh House.

Everyone interested in bees and beekeeping will be welcome.

At the Annual Dinner, held in the Enniskillen Hotel after the AGM in January, Brian Dane was awarded a well-deserved Life Membership of Fermanagh Beekeepers’ Association for his dedication to the work of the Association. He has acted as Chairman, has taken a leadership role in establishing the link to the NIHBS queen rearing initiative, is the tutor for the Proficiency in Beekeeping course and always supports the more mundane aspects of the work of the Association such as apiary maintenance etc.

FBKA Honorary Membership Awards

This Award recognizes individual member's outstanding contributions, dedication and commitment to beekeeping.


Previous FBKA Honorary Membership Award Winners are:

Howard McConnell      2017

Ethel Irvine                  2018

Hugh Mannix               2019

Joe Greene                 2019

Andrew Elliott              2020

Brian Dane                  2022

2019  was the first award of Preliminary Beekeeper of the Year presented to Mary Brady.

2020 Preliminary Beekeeper of the Year award went to John McGrath.
Emma Irwin is the recipient of this plaque for Preliminary Beekeeper of the Year award of 2020-2021.

Roisin Carey was presented with the plaque‘Beginner of the Year’ for 2022.

Congratulations to all!

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