Founded in 1881 and re-constituted in 1943, The Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (FIBKA) is Ireland’s largest beekeeping organisation, representing the interests of over 3,000 beekeepers belonging to over 40 local Associations across the island of Ireland.
What We Do
- We provide support and education to beekeepers to encourage efficient and high standards in beekeeping and honey production.
- We advocate for the beekeepers of Ireland and co-operate with public, state and semi-state bodies in matters affecting bees, beekeeping and beekeepers.
- We promote the welfare of bees and beekeepers in Ireland and encourage research into apicultural problems, participating in such research, providing educational facilities to beekeepers and the general public through various mediums, and promoting conservation/environmental projects that benefit bees and beekeeping.
- We promote increased public awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping to the environment.
- We engage with Primary and Post Primary Schools to encourage the next generation of beekeepers and entomologists.
- We promote the conservation of the native dark bee, Apis Mellifera Mellifera (AMM)
Board of Directors 2023
The organisation structure of FIBKA clg consists of a Board of 8 directors, supported by executive panels of experts in specific fields.
How to become a member
Our members are made up of 40 local beekeeping associations (BKA’s) nationwide. Once you have joined your local association you automatically become a member of FIBKA, joining the other 3,000 beekeepers around the country. So as well as the benefit of being part of your local beekeeping community, you are also part of the umbrella organisation the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations, FIBKA, which works nationally and internationally on your behalf.