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FIBKA Panel of Lecturers and Instructors (CFL)

 

 

Leinster

Boyle, Paul
FIBKA Honey Judge,  Beemaster
Tallanstown
Co LouthTel.: 087-2323631

eMail: boyler1885@gmail.com

Topics

  • Practical topics On request

Travel Requirement:

  • None

Donoghue, John

Honey Judge
Geashill
Co. Offaly

Tel.: 057-8649579

Mob.: 086-8290119

eMail: beesandwood@gmail.com

Topics

  • Will speak on any beekeeping topic.

Travel Requirement:

  • None

Kilmartin, Dara

CFL
Blackrock.
Co.Dublin

Tel: 087-6592935

eMail: djkilmartin@me.com

Topics;

Any topic on request, there are a few listed below

  • The health relationship between honeybees and humans
  • Keeping strong healthy bees
  • Practical aspects of microscopy, how to improve the health of my bees
  • Pollen and bee nutrition
  • Bee stings and apitherapy
  • Bee vision and flight orientation
  • Botany for Beekeepers: bee important plants
  • Seasonal Management

 Travel Requirement:

  • None

Magee, Eamon

CFL

Goatstown,
Dublin 14

Tel: 087 2549033

eMail: eamonmagee222@gmail.com

Topics:

Any topic on request – to name three:-

  • Ling heather honey production
  • Thinking outside the super in Spring
  • Turning the swarming instinct from a problem to an advantage

 Travel Requirement:

  • None

O’Byrne, William

NatDipSc(Apic), CFL
Roundwood,
Co. Wicklow.

Tel: 0404 45209

Mob: 087- 2495228

eMail: wobee@eircom.net

Topics:

  • From Plant to Pot
  • The Beekeeping Year Plan
  • Honeybee Diseases and Hygiene
  • Bees, beekeepers and the Environment
  • Hygiene and Compliance for Beekeepers
  • The Honeybee – The Complete Insect
  • The Small Hive Beetle and its Impact on Beekeeping
  • Hygiene

 Travel Requirement:

  • Within around 2 hours

Rees, Simon

CFL

Tel: 087-240 5999

eMail: simon@simonrees.com

Topics:

I lecture on unusual topics, rather than mainstream ones. Sample lecture subjects include:

  • How bees fly
  • Marketing for beekeepers
  • Bees in warfare
  • Honeybee orientation and communication
  • The sense organs of the honeybee
  • Myths of beekeeping
  • Langstroth: the father of modern beekeeping or a plagiarist opportunist?

Travel Requirement:

  • Can only lecture within an hour and a half of Dublin

Shaw, Tom

Beemaster
Dundalk
Co Louth

Tel: 086- 236 1286

eMail:  thomas.p.shaw@hotmail.com

Topics

  • Taking the work out of Beekeeping
  • Beekeeping for Beginners
  • Cut Comb

 Travel Requirement:

  • I will travel up to 50 mile radius to two hours travel

Whyte, Peter

BAgrSc (Hort), NatDipSc (Apic), Dip Tr & Ed, MIHort,
Birr,
Co Offaly.

Tel: 067-21237

Mob.: 086-0874 841

eMail: whytep@eircom.net

Topics

  • Forage;
  • Bee Foraging Behaviour;
  • Bee Forage, Past, Present and Future;
  • Drones;
  • ·Bees and Water;
  • Ivy Honey;
  • Honeydew Honey.

Travel Requirement:

  • None

Munster

Attridge, Eleanor

FIBKA Honey Judge, CFL

Co.Cork

Tel: 087 2541517

eMail: beehealth@irishbeekeeping.ie

Topics
Any topic on request. There are some listed below:

  • Use of Poly hives in my beekeeping
  • Acarine and Nosema testing for beekeepers
  • Taking advantage of swarming
  • Preparing Honey for Show

 Travel Requirement:

  • None

Guiry, Moss

CFL
Banogue,
Co Limerick

Tel: 087 6976267

eMail: mossguiry@gmail.com

Topics
Any topic on request. There are some listed below:

  • Nuclei
  • Swarming
  • Flowers & Plants for bees
  • Beekeeping for beginners
  • Simple methods of queen rearing.

 Travel Requirement:

  • Willing to travel up to 70 miles

McCarthy, Denis

Beemaster

Dripsey

Co. Cork

Mob: 087-2505522

eMail: capturedoccasion@hotmail.com

 

Topics

  • Any topic on request.

 Travel Requirement:

  • None

MacGiolla Coda, Micheál,

NatDipSc(Apic), FIBKA Honey Judge, BBKA Senior Honey Judge
Cahir,
Co Tipperary

Tel: 052-7467205

eMail: galteehoneyfarm@hotmail.com

Topics
Any topic on request, but most interested in:

  • Conserving the Native Irish Honey Bee
  • Bee improvement 

Travel requirement:

  • Will travel up to 40 miles

Nic Giolla Coda, Aoife

CFL
Cahir
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 0876743030

eMail:galteebees@gmail.com

Topics

Any topic on request, including:

  • The Queen Bee: Physical Characteristics and Traits
  • Queen Introduction: Hives and Nuclei
  • Plants and Bees, A Wonderful Relationship
  • Apidea Management

 Travel Requirement:

  • None

O’Donoghue, Gerard

NatDipSc (Apic), CFL,
Mallow,
Co Cork

Tel: 022-29315

Mob: 087-9681862

eMail: godonoghue@gmail.com

Topics
Any topic on request, including

  • Removing of Honey Crop and Preparing Honey for Sale and Show
  • Production of Comb Honey
  • Nuclei and their Uses

 Travel requirement:

  • Will travel up to 60-70 miles

O’Callaghan, Michael J,

NatDipSc (Apic), CFL
Glanmire,
Co Cork

Tel: 021-4822183

eMail: ghs170@yahoo.com

Topics

  • Any topic on request, including:
    • Equipment
    • Removing and extracting honey as well as labelling requirements
  • Bee diseases and pests

 Travel Requirement:

  • Will travel to adjoining Association

Power, Irene,

CFL

Limerick

Tel: 087-2359598

eMail: irene_power@dell.com

Topics:

  • Any appropriate practical bee-related topic that is relevant and of interest to the particular association members that attend the lectures.

Travel Requirement:

  • None

Power, Jim,

Honey Judge, Beemaster, Advanced Bee Husbandry Certificate CSL,
Carrick-on-Suir,
Co Tipperary

Tel: 051-640448

Mob: 087-7908870

eMail: theoldhill@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Varroa
  • Preparing Honey for Sale and Showing
  • Harvesting the Honey Crop
  • A Year in the Apiary
  • For Beginners – The Inhabitants of the hive
  • Spring Management
  • Setting up an Apiary

 Travel Requirement:

  • None

Prendergast, Thomas,

CFL
Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 087-9109360

eMail: ballybeefarm15@gmail.com

Topics:

Any bee subject favourites are

  • Nuc Production Swarm control
  • Spring/Summer management
  • Setting up an Association Apiary for training and profit
  • Maintaining Healthy Bees
  • 10 hives, 500lbs. honey
  • Why beekeepers fail to get a crop of honey
  • Changing comb and wax recovery
  • Bailey frame change & Shook swarm for better bees
  • Planting for bees

 Travel Requirement:

  • None

Ryan, Dennis

NatDipSc (Apic), CFL
Clonmel
Co Tipperary

Tel: 052-6125600

Mob: 086-3370228

eMail: dryan266@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Queen Selection and Queen Rearing
  • Bee Health Management
  • Preparation of Honey and Wax for Show

 Travel Requirements:

  • Prepared to travel up to 130 miles

Ryan, Gerry,

CFL
Dundrum
Co Tipperary

Tel: 062-71274

Mob.: 087-1300751

eMail: ryansfancy@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Apidea Management
  • Wax Recovery and Usage
  • The Causes of Winter Losses

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

Ryan, Jim,

CFL
Thurles
Co Tipperary

Tel: 0504-22228

Mob: 087-9718494

eMail: jimbee1@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Beekeeping History
  • Wax and its uses
  • Practical Beekeeping

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

Ryan, Mary

CFL
Dundrum
Co Tipperary

Tel: 062-71274

Mob: 087-9745115

eMail: ryansfancy@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Bee Magic
  • Bee Anatomy
  • Simple Genetics for the Beekeeper

Travel Requirements:

  • None

Rudd, Ruary

Microscopy Demonstrator at Gormanston, Microscopy Examiner
Waterville
Co Kerry

Tel: 066-9474251

Mob.: 087-9198719

eMail: rrudd@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Microscopy in general and Pollen Analysis workshop
  • Acarine, Nosema, AFB, EFB workshops with microscopes
  • Microscopy is best suited to workshops and would require 2-3 hour sessions

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

Williams, Redmond,

NatDipSc (Apic), CFL, FIBKA Honey Judge, BBKA Senior Honey Judge, Welsh BKA Honey Judge,
Cahir
Co Tipperary

Tel: 052-7442617

Mob.: 086-8820358

eMail: emwilliams@eircom.net

Topics:

  • Any practical beekeeping topic

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

Ulster

Drew, Vanessa,

CFL

Banbridge
Co Down

Tel: 077-54091772

eMail: vanessadrew@btinternet.com

Topics:

  • Health and Hygiene in the Apiary
  • Pollination and Fertilization of Flowering plants

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

Fletcher, Jim,

 FIBKA Honey Judge, CFL
Comber
Co Down

Tel: 048-9187 2163

Mob: 078-075842433

eMail: thefletchers@gmx.co.uk

Topics:

  • Honey Bee Nutrition in our degraded Environment
  • Pollen Quality for Irish Bees
  • Showing and Exhibiting – A Judge’s Perspective
  • Bees – Livestock or What?
  • General Beekeeping Topics if requested.

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

Irvine, Mrs Ethel,

CFL
Ballinamallard,
Co Fermanagh

Tel: 028 6632 4022

eMail: ethelirvine@btinternet.com

Topics:

  • Swarm control
  • Role of the drone
  • Any seasonal management
  • Having taught the intermediate course, I am happy to respond to requests

 Travel Requirements:

  • Prepared to travel up to 2 hours from home on an evening. Anything else I would have to stay overnight.

Patrick Lundy

CFL
Ballynahinch,
Co.Down

Tel: 048-97563165

Mob: 00353784085700

eMail patrickjlundy@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Historical Aspects of Beekeeping

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

McBride, Lorraine,

CFL
Ballymena,
Co Antrim,

Tel: 028 2564 0872

eMail: kilconriola@care4free.net

Topics:

  • To queen, with which queen
  • Nucs, nucs, nucs
  • Hives and Frames
  • Hive configuration and choice of frames

 Travel Requirements:

  • None

O’Connor, Séamus

NatDipSc (Apic), CFL
Armagh,

Tel: 028 37524142

eMail: seamusoconnor@btinternet.com

Topics:

  • Life of the honeybee
  • Diseases of the honeybee
  • Brood Diseases
  • Adult bee diseases,
  • Pollination and Bee Flora

 Travel Requirements:

  • 40 miles from Armagh

Young, Michael,

FIBKA, BBKA Senior, Welsh, Scottish Honey Judge, Master Beekeeper from Georgia University
Hillsborough
Co Down

Tel: 028-92689724

Mob.: 075-17616020

eMail: myoungjudge@yahoo.co.uk

Topics:

  • Encaustic Art-Workshop
  • African Killer Bee
  • Apitherapy

 Travel Requirements:

  • None