25 May: At 11:30 sharp Apiary visit to Michael Goulding's Apiary in Trim. Michael intends to demonstrate. 1. Artificial swarm, 2 Queen rearing by cutting out ripe Queen cells and transferring into incubator. 3. Virgin Marked queens into apedia, Making up apedia and inspecting hives. Q and A session. this should take about 2 hours. Refreshments afterwards. All members welcome. The event will fund raise for the Hope foundation. A contribution of 5 euro would be greatly appreciated.
17 June: Extending the beekeeping year Michael Gleeson
August : date TBC: Preparation for the Honey Show @ Frankie’s house.
11-19 August Gormanstown course
18 November: DAFM regulations for 2019 & Honey labelling
Swarm Person Michael, Gerry and Brendan have volunteered to be the contact for the swarm person. Sarah to set up a text alert group.