It’s that time of year when the thoughts of beekeepers in Ireland turn to Gormanston. The excellent FIBKA beekeeping summer school is the highlight of the beekeeper’s calendar in Ireland, so if you are a beekeeper already or are interested in learning about bees, do consider taking a day or more to travel up to Gormanston for the summer school at the end of July. It’s great value. With the motorways now it’s easy to to a day trip, and there may even be some accommodation still available. For other opinions you can check out our Gormaston page here. Last year Claire and I made some video interviews at Gormanston, so maybe check them out.
And finally, below is a brief video interview with Richard Jones of IBRA, the International Bee Research Association at Gormanston last year. The boffins from Cardiff will be at Gormanston again this year, so if you want to order any special IBRA books from their bookshop – for example Eva Crane’s excellent World history of beekeeping and honey hunting – get in touch with IBRA’s bookshop! This writer has ordered a signed copy of their Welsh honey recipes.