Well, last week was the Gormanston summer school. By all accounts it was a great success – with all the overnight accommodation full, and the numbers swelled by a record number of day visitors, your correspondent included. From South Dublin it takes well under an hour to the college by car, so for many of us a day trip is entirely feasible.
To help bring the spirit of Gormanston to the many Dublin beekeepers who were unable to attend, Claire Kehoe and I decided to make some videos with some of the more notable attendees. Here they are:
First, Claire welcomes you to Gormanston:
Next, here is the indefatigable Michael Gleeson, Federation Secretary and a tireless supporter of beekeeping, explaining all about the wonders of the Gormanston summer school.
Trevor Sargent TD was at Gormanston. Trevor is a great friend of the Irish beekeeper and recently become a beekeeper himself. You can read more from Trevor at his own (non-political) website. Watch Trevor on the Gormanston Summer School and on urban beekeeping here:
The guest lecturer was Dr. Dewey M. Caron. Dr. Caron is retired Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. A popular speaker, here he gives his views on the Gormanston summer school and his own online beekeeping course at the University of Delaware.
Finally, that master breeder of bees, Micheal Mac Giolla Coda gives us an introduction to the Gormanston Honey Show. Here’s a man who knows his stuff:
Gormanston 2011 is already organised and bookings are being taken. If it is anything like as busy as 2010, you’d best book early to get your accommodation organised.
See you there! 🙂