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NEWS FROM FBKA

Read about  FBKA activities as reported by Ethel Irvine by clicking on button below (May 2024 report is now available).

 

 

 

 

We also have news on our Wild Bee project being run by Dave Bolton.

 

 

News from FBKA:

  • The next event is the D Day celebrations at St Angelo airport in Enniskillen on Saturday 8th June. This is a free event and we will be representing there. It could be an opportunity for anyone who has honey or other bee products to sell their wares.

 

  • Our annual safari is taking place 22nd June in Newcastle Co Down. It is a 1-2 day event and promises to be worthwhile. Anyone who wishes to go how has not already expressed an interest should either contact the secretary Andy or vote in the poll at the top of the WhatsApp group

 

  • The 2024 Fermanagh Beekeepers Association Honey Show will be held at Florence Court House, Florencecourt on Sunday 25th August and we will also be holding our popular information/education and sales event on both Sunday 25th and Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. 

  • Entries to the honey show will be accepted between 9.30 - 11am on Sunday 25th and will be available for collection following the prize giving at 4pm the same day. 

  • On both Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August between 11am and 4pm a team of beekeepers will celebrate beekeeping, talking to members of the public, sharing knowledge and expertise, displaying an observation hive with a colony of honey bees, giving demonstrations and answering questions.  

  • For any further information please contact the Honey Show Secretary Wendy Buchanan by email at honsecfbka@gmail.com

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

2020 Preliminary Beekeeper of the Year award went to John McGrath.
2020-2021 Preliminary Beekeeper of the Year award went to Emma Irwin.

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

Beginners plaque 2022-2023 was shared by Wendy Buchanan and Kelley Harris.

Congratulations to all!

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