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Welcome to Tribes Beekeepers Association Galway

Founded in Galway on 9th April 2013, Tribes Beekeepers Association (‘Tribes’) is an organisation providing support to its club members on beekeeping matters. Its motto is ‘Ar scáth a chéile’, means ‘under the wings of one another’.

Beekeeping is well known to be important to the environment and the economy so the more people practicing it and helping the bees the better for all of us. Many people today are joining beekeeping associations and educating themselves in an effort to become aware and improve the welfare of these important pollinators. The hands-on approach of clubs and associations is more effective than simply reading books and attending occasional lectures, though they are very useful. We are glad to say that beekeeping in Galway is growing in popularity year on year.

Members of our Galway Beekeepers association are winning prizes for their honey, wax and honey cakes at a national level. They show what can be done when you have a little support from your friends and some good bees. The business of beekeeping can be serious but is is a lot of fun and that is one of the reasons our club is doing so well. We all enjoy our hobby and attending the meeting and lectures. It is not all about exams. They are optional. Most of are here for the craic and the bees.

Tribes Beekeepers Association would be very glad to have long established Galway beekeepers join so that their experience and knowledge can be passed on to a new generation of beekeepers. So whether you are a beginner or a guru, we hope that you will join our club.

Tribes Beekeepers Association AGM 2019

Tribes held their AGM on 18/11/19. The new elected committee for 2020 are: Chairman Steve O’Dea Vice Chair Susanna Sweeney Secretary Iain Speirs Treasurer Paul O’Brien Apiary Manager Arunhose Lobidhas It is proposed that a sub committee be formed to assist in this...

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Association AGM

Hello members. It is that time of year again. Yes we are all looking forward to it with equal enthusiasm. The Association AGM. We do need to get as many members as possible to attend this meeting to bring you all up to date on the news from FIBKA and elect or...

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Beekeeping Classes Under Way.

Few things delight a beekeeper more than the opportunity to talk about bees and beekeeping with someone who is equally interested in this area. And Tuesday nights are a treat for established members of Tribes as well as the enthusiastic learners who are attending our beekeeping classes. The photo above shows Patsy Cahalan educating and entertaining the latest group of beekeeper to be “bitten by the bug”.

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Beekeeping Course Starting 20th February 2018

The Tribes' beekeeping course will be starting on Tuesday the 20th of February. This course is run by qualified and active beekeepers from our Association. This course is growing in popularity and last year we had to run two courses to cope with the numbers. So, get...

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Beginner’s Beekeeping Classes

Our Annual Course Starts in February

Every year, tribes runs a beginner’s course taught to FIBKA specifications- the best way to learn about the complexities of beekeeping- from experienced beekeepers. There is the option to take the FIBKA Beginner’s Exam at the end. Find out more…

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Looking for Bees?

Are you looking for bees to pollinate your crops? Do you have a permanent space on your land for some bee hives or an apiary. Click the button and fill out the form to let us know.

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More wins for our members Mary Wall, Ita O’Reilly and Iain Speirs.

Well done girls and Iain. Our top winning members were out and about, in Dublin this time and brought home a few souvenirs of their trip. Great to have members like this in our association who can show us how it is done and inspire us to follow their footsteps.