Introduction to Beekeeping

Beekeeping Courses for Beginners 2020

Introduction to Beekeeping One Day Course at Croan Cottages, Kilkenny – Dates in 2020:

  • 23rd May,
  • 20th June
  • 18th July,
  • 29th August

Open to everyone interested in keeping honey bees, this one day Beekeeping Course is intended for beginners or for existing members to update their beekeeping skills.

Who should attend:

The Beginners Beekeeping Course is ideal for those who have had some previous experience with keeping bees and for those with no previous experience whatsoever.

When is the Course on?

This one day course runs on Saturday 23rd May, 20th June and 18th July, 29th August 2020 from 9.30 – 5pm.


The cost for the Introduction to Beekeeping Course is €145 and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

What topics will the course cover?

The Beginners Beekeeping Course will cover:

  • The Honey Bee Colony
  • The Life of the Honey Bee
  • The Bee Hive and Equipment
  • Hygiene and Disease
  • Swarm Control
  • Harvesting the Crop


Places are limited, will be filled on a first come, first served basis and should be booked in advance.