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Claregalway Agricultural Show 2017

The Tribes Beekeepers went to the Claregalway Agricultural Show 2017 this year and they brought some honey with them. They did not go to win, they went to take part and enjoy the day, but they ended up doing very well indeed. Well done to all. Ian Speirs (Club...

Some Easy Ways to Deal With Wasps

There are a lot of insects worldwide that strike fear into the hearts of human beings and wasps are one of them. This seems to be particularly true in Ireland since we have so few to choose from. Without intending to do you any harm they can totally ruin your day. The...

Gormanston Summer Beekeeping Course 2017

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...

Jim Ryan’s Beeswax Cosmetics Workshop

Jim Ryan returned to Tribes Beekeepers Association yesterday by popular demand to demonstrate the skills involved in the production of cosmetics using beeswax with various other raw materials. This workshop was awaited with great anticipation because Jim had been with...

Free Laboratory Testing for Your Bees

Testing your bees in now free, for the time being at least. You should send your sample of 30 bees or a section of comb if it is a suspected brood disease, for diagnosis. This is the only reliable method of disease detection. The sample can be collected in a match box...

Asian Hornet Found in Scotland – Confirmed

Confirmation of an Asian Hornet find in Scotland strongly suggests a need to look out for its arrival in Ireland. We heartily encourage all beekeepers to watch out for this invader. This follows the confirmed finding of an Asian Hornet nest in Gloucestershire towards...

Build Your Own NUC or Buy

Seán Duffy shows members Ian Speirs and Gerry Mac Eoin how to quickly make a pinewood NUC from scratch. No tea and cakes today. Straight down to work. Seán, chairman of the Tribes Beekeepers Association, builds his own hives and NUCs and agreed to give a small...

Workshop: Record-keeping and Selecting Breeding Queens

We have a new workshop coming up on the 21st of February. This workshop will be of interest to all of us as it focuses on record-keeping and the selection of breeding queens.  The Workshop speaker will be Michael Maunsell. Members only. No Fee. Do you keep records of...