Beekeeping events Saturday, Sunday, Monday…

…and this one’s not an April Fool!


The film ‘colony’ will be shown at the Botanic Gardens this weekend.  Here’s the announcement:

“There will be a screening of the film ‘COLONY’ at the Lecture Theatre National Botanic Gardens next Saturday 2nd  & Sunday 3rd April at 2.30pm both days.

This documentary film highlighting the collapse of global honeybee populations due to the little-understood Colony Collapse Disorder was directed by Dubliner Ross McDonnell.

The unexplainable phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder has left landscapes of empty beehives all across America, threatening not only the beekeeping industry but our food supply.

As scientists and beekeepers search for the cause, Colony captures the struggle within the beekeeping community to save the honeybee and themselves.

Colony documents a time of unprecedented crisis in the world of the honeybee through the eyes of both veteran beekeeper, David Mendes, and Lance and Victor Seppi, two young brothers getting into beekeeping when most are getting out. As Mendes tries to save the nation’s collapsing hives, the Seppis try to keep their business alive amidst a collapsing economy.”

While not every beekeeper agrees with the film’s messages, it certainly is a good opportunity to see this film in a cinema setting. For more information contact the Bots at


Following that, next Monday, Co. Dublin BKA members are treated to the last of our spring lectures.  The lecturer is Jim Fletcher and his talk is entitled ‘That’s not in the book’.  If you are not yet a member you can still come along and join on the night.