Tribes Beekeepers Association
ar scáth a chéile
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, ‘Ar scáth a chéile’, means ‘under the wings of one another’.
Starting: 23rd March
Running for 6 Consecutive Weeks
Some Common Myths About Honey
Myths about Honey. Honey has been used for its medicinal and nutritional properties for centuries. However, there are many myths about this natural sweetener.
The Importance of Proper Feeding for Honeybee Health and Colony Success
Honeybees are social insects noted for their capacity to create honey, which serves as a food source for both themselves and humans. They are also
Treatment-free Beekeeping – What is it?
Treatment-free beekeeping is a method of raising honeybees that does not employ antibiotics or synthetic chemicals to treat illnesses or pests. It is a relatively
Beekeeping and Climate Change – Adaptation and Mitigation
Beekeeping has been an essential profession for generations, supplying honey, wax, and other valuable products while also helping to pollinate crops and contributing to ecological
What do Bees do in the Hive?
People often ask us, “what do bees do in the hive”. Well, they don’t say, “busy as a bee” for nothing. Honey bees perform a variety of tasks within their hive to ensure the survival and prosperity of the colony.
The Impact of Pesticides on Honeybee Health
Honeybees play a vital role in our ecosystem, as they pollinate a significant portion of the crops that make up our food supply. However, these
Tribes Beekeepers Association Galway
Beekeeping is well known to be important to the environment and the economy so the more people practising 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.
Help With Swarms of Bees
Have you seen something like this hanging around your garden or on a wall of your home or office?
We may be able to help you with that. Some of our members enjoy rescuing bees looking for a home. Give us a call and we will check to see if any of our members are available and get them to call you.
Swarming is a natural phenomenon and is their way of procreating. These bees have broken away from another colony to start a new one of their own.
Tribes Maintains a High Standard of Beekeeping & Honey Production
Some of our members like to enter honey shows. The picture on the left shows Mary Wall with some of the prizes she won for her honey and wax at a pre-covid honey show where she displayed her work. Also in the Picture are Paul O’Brien FIBKA President and Tribes Treasurer, and some of the honey judges.
A little preview
Honey Bees Tending Their Queen
The Queen spends her day laying eggs and she has attendants all around her that see to everything she needs to do that job.