Saturday 14th April – Sunday 15th April

Meet the beekeepers at this special weekend event in celebration of the welcome return of bees to the Botanic Gardens. As well as informative talks on the history of beekeeping, there will be an exhibition of live bees in an observation hive, a honey show, displays of beekeeping equipment, a children’s art competition and a demonstration of how honey is extracted from the honeycomb. Further details:
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm. daily

Lecture Theatre Saturday 14th
12.00: Opening Ceremony – President Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations
12.00: “Beekeeping in ancient Ireland” – Prof. Fergus Kelly
14.30: Bee Parade from Main Gate to the Walled Garden

The Parade Grand Master and Piper: Dennis Ryan – FIBKA
The Parade will be lead out by beekeepers carrying the new arrivals (in their Hive of course) to their new home apiary in the walled Garden.
16.00: “Beekeeping – The Global Picture” – Philip McCabe
Lecture Theatre Sunday 15th
12.00: “The Bee Man from Clare – Turlough Butler O’Bryen 1853-1928” – Jim Ryan
16.00: “Would you like to be a Beekeeper? All you need to know!” – Michael Gleeson
A Fun Event for Everybody