Beginners Beekeeping – Saturday Sept 25th – 10am – 4:30pm

New beekeepers are essential in order to keep our bee population healthy. Topics covered will include how to get started, sourcing bees, the equipment needed and an overview of the beekeeping year. You will also learn about our native black bees and their colony, and what goes on inside it. We will discuss the importance of flowers and plants for the bees and there will be an Apiary practical session with open bee hives. Please bring wellies or boots high enough to tuck the bottom of your trousers into. Wear light coloured trousers. Avoid any dark colours and tight fitting leggings. If you know that you have an allergy to bee stings, do reconsider if this is the right workshop for you.

Bookings & Information

Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €70 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.