The 24 jar class
Finally, the Dublin Honey Show is upon us. The cups are polished and ready for this year’s winners, the Dublin Beekeepers’ Association honey is bottled and labelled ready for sale, the volunteers are all signed up and ready to make the show run like clockwork, and throughout the county and wider country, competitors are putting the finishing touches to their entries.
The Irish did very well at the UK National Honey Show last weekend as you can see here, and some of the winning entries will come to Dublin to try their luck. There are a number of competition classes that are designed for beginners, including the ‘dark jar ‘ class where the honey is judged on taste and aroma alone, so if you are relatively new to beekeeping competitions, do try a quick entry – you never know! The entry form and rules can be found here.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our honey show. As well as a beekeeping competition it’s a chance to buy honey from Co Dublin and to browse the craft stalls which are always popular. It’s held at Christ Church, Rathgar D6, from 10:30am to 4pm this Saturday, 5th November.
We look forward to welcoming you! As per last year, the entry fee is €2, which goes to this year’s charity, the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook.
Simon Rees, Chairperson
The Annual Beekeeping Summer Course was as usual a complete success! Please share your comments with us via here.
Welcome Beekeepers & Friends!
Bloom runs from Thursday 29th May to Monday 2nd June 2014.
The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations will have a marquee in the Conservation Zone. Please come find us & pick up some information on Beekeeping in Ireland, the Native Irish Black Bee & our very own Gormanston Summer School held from Sunday 27th July to Friday 1st August 2014.
Beekeepers will be in the marquee to:
- Show you an Observation Hive – see if you can spot the Queen!
- Describe what Beekeeping involves and how you can get started.
- Talk about what Bees can do for your garden.
To keep your garden blooming select some bee-friendly plants & flowers that will keep the “Bees of Ireland” thriving!
Check out all info via the Bloom website by clicking here.
Once again, FIBKA have been invited to exhibit at the June bank holiday ‘Bloom’ show in the Phoenix Park which runs from Thursday 2nd to bank holiday Monday 6th June. The County Dublin Beekeeepers’ Association and our friends the Fingal Beekeepers will run the stand on behalf of FIBKA. We’ll be there for the entire show, with bees and expert beekeepers on hand.
Calling CDBKA members – we’d like your help in manning the stand, so please get in touch with a committee member if you can spare a few hours to represent us.
You’ll find us in the ‘Conservation at Bloom’ area – drop in and see us!