Beekeeping seminar, Red cow hotel, Sunday 23rd January

The Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (Comhnascadh Cumann Beachairi na hEireann) is pleased to announce an important seminar.  It will be held on Sunday 23rd January 2011 at 2pm at the Merrion Suite, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22.

The topic is ‘Managing new bee health threats’ and its content will be of interest to all beekeepers.

The seminar chairman is Mr Dennis Ryan NatDipSc (Apic), President FIBKA.

The agenda is as follows:

2.00 pm    Opening & welcome – Mr Dennis Ryan, President FIBKA.

2.10 pm    Report on pyrethroid resistance survey 2010 – Mr Edward Massey, Department of agriculture, fisheries and food.

2.40 pm   Varroa resistance and alternative treatments – Dr Mary F Coffey BSc (Ed), MSc,

3.10 pm to 3.25 pm    Short break – tea / coffee

3.25 pm    European foul brood disease – Dr Eoghan MacGiolla Coda

3.55 pm    Nosema ceranae – Dr John McMullan, CFL

4.25 pm    Panel discussion with the four speakers.  Panel Chairman: Mr Dennis Ryan.  Questions & answers – feedback from seminar

5 p.m.    Close of seminar

All are welcome and admission is free.

Further seminars are planned for Enniscorthy, Co Wexford on 13rd of February 2011 and Ballinasloe, Co Galway
on Sunday 6th of March 2011 – venue to be confirmed by FIBKA.