Next week is Gormanston week

Beekeepers in Ireland are blessed with one of the best (in your chairperson’s humble and ignorant opinion) beekeeping events in the world – the Gormanston summer school – and it’s on next week.  The summer school runs a beginner’s programme (ideal for absolute beginners!), an intermediate programme and a programme of senior lectures.  There are piles of practical workshops – the equipment sellers will be there – and this year we’ll have the scientists from IBRA along too.  At the end of the week you can take the Federation’s exams too.

You will find all the details on the Federation’s website – and if you need any more convincing, read this hymn of praise to the summer school or Dave Cushman’s review of last year’s event, here.  We reckon that about ten per cent of all the beekeepers in Ireland come along, and for good reason…