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Gormanston 2017 goes from Sunday 30th of July to Friday 4th of August. We have attached the program of events to this page.

Our Events Coordinator, Mary Wall, has organised a bus to take us to Gormanston on Wednesday 2nd of August for the big day of the week. We will get there early, around 9:00 and leave at around 18:00. The cost for the day will be €55:00. It will be money well spent. We will have a lot of fun on the bus and the lectures and networking opportunities will be second to none. Much to learn.

If you want to go by yourself, and why would you, you can register at FIBKA here:

To sign up for a seat on the bus: Register for a Seat on the Bus

The Closing Date for booking your place is 7th July 2017.


We are running a competition for this event. There will be a prize of a free seat on the bus for the winner. All you have to do is send us a beekeeping related photo. It can be of your bees, your apiary or anything else, but it must be related to your beekeeping activities. The winner will be decided by the committee and their decision will be final.

Click here for more information and to send us your entry: Photo Competition

The 2017 Annual Beekeeping Summer Course will take place at the Franciscan College, Gormanston, Co Meath from Sunday 30th of July to Friday 4th of August 2017. This will be the 71st Summer Course organised by the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations.

The Beekeeping Course which has taken place at Gormanston since 1961 is internationally renowned attracting beekeepers from all parts of the world. The range of lectures and workshops are of the highest standard. The course has universal appeal both for the beginner and the advanced enthusiast covering a wide programme in the practical and scientific areas including workshops, hive demonstrations, examinations and the National Honey Show.

The Beginners level is ideal for the novice who is interested in learning the craft of beekeeping. A person who undertakes the full beginner’s level will be well capable of managing his own hives following the course.

Following on from the success of the 2016 Summer Course, the 2017 Course will be even bigger and better with plenty of new events!