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FBKA Honorary Membership Awards

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

Previous FBKA Honorary Membership Award Winners

Howard McConnell      2017

Ethel Irvine                  2018

Hugh Mannix              2019

Joe Greene                 2019

Andrew Elliott             2020

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

The 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.

Programme 2021

FBKA would be grateful if members would complete the annual DAERA survey. Questions should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. The link directly to the survey is here  (scroll down the page to Honeybee husbandry survey 2021 and click on it). Smartphone and tablet versions of the survey are also available using the above link. Thanks.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are still not meeting face-to-face as usual. Instead, monthly meetings take place ‘on-line’. So,  please give it a go!  In spite of and because of COVID-19, a whole world - literally - of beekeeping has opened up to us through on-line systems like Zoom. Lorraine, our secretary, will send out a link to these meetings in due course.


Because Ulster BKA had to cancel its 2021 Annual Conference, instead UBKA hosted a series of Zoom Webinars from some World Class Speakers on our favourite topic - Bees. All Webinars are FREE to members.

Next FBKA monthly meeting:

Thursday October 28, 2021 8:00 PM when we will be hearing from Brian Dane, David Bolton and Thomas McCaffrey on Queen Rearing updates. Anyone else willing to share experiences on their queen rearing experiences and learning this year, please join in the discussion.