BEE SWARMS can be collected free of charge by the Association.
Fingal North Dublin Beekeepers' Association is pleased to announce a reciprocal associate membership arrangement with County
Louth Beekeepers Association (LBKA). The cost is €10 and associate membership of LBKA will allow members of
Fingal North Dublin Beekeepers Association to attend LBKA monthly lectures and during the summer months
to attend at the LBKA apiary demonstrations.
Annual General Meeting
At our AGM on Thursday 6th October 2016 the following members were elected:
Chairperson Gordon Hempton, Vice Chairperson Dave Morris, Hon. Secretary John McMullan, Hon. Treasurer Kevin
Proctor. Committee: Paula Butler*, Francis Crowe, Emma Finn, Michael Kelly, Mick Moyna, Jen Xie.
Appointment of Auditors: Seamus Connolly; Emma Finn
Appointment of Librarian: Victor Burenkov
At North Dublin Beekeepers “Honey Tasting Night”, on Thursday 3rd November 2016, is now established as an annual event.
At the Association barbeque on Saturday 3rd September 2016
The Queen at the Fingal Show June 2015.
This book is a long awaited reference for all serious beekeepers. In the pages
John McMullan sets out the explanations and pictures of bee diseases that beekeepers everywhere will come across, clearly and concisely.
Importantly from within these pages a good beekeeper will be able to make that first assessment and possible diagnosis.
Also Ben Harden, Northern Bee Books or Amazon.co.uk.
Note the new address for Bee Disease Diagnostic Service.
The beekeeper should send samples of bees - in the case of adult diseases, and comb - in the case of brood diseases, for disease diagnosis.
This is the only reliable method of disease detection. Currently there is NO fee for this service. Send your samples to:
Dr Mary F Coffey
Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre
Remember to include your Name and Address for return information. In order to test for adult bee diseases, a sample of 30 bees is required. The sample can be collected in a match box by partly protruding the tray, holding it nearly flat over the bees, on the crown board or at the front entrance,
and drawing it back with a sweeping movement. Bees can be killed by placing them in the freezer for 24 hours before posting. Label each sample showing apiary, hive number together with your name and address. On no account should
plastic containers be used as the bees decompose rapidly in these containers.