Welcome to the County Louth Beekeepers Association (LBKA) website
Originally founded in the summer of 1910, our association works on behalf of member beekeepers, providing opportunities to learn the craft and science of beekeeping. Equally important, we provide a social outlet for members to meet with fellow beekeepers - opportunities to share tips and tales. We are blessed to have many excellent beekeepers who are always willing to share their knowledge and experiences.
Our association is committed to supporting the native dark bee, Apis mellifera mellifera.
We are affiliated to our national body, the Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations (FIBKA). We provide our members with classes and support to attain FIBKA academic and practical certifications.
Two association apiaries are maintained in the county, where members can come and gain practical experience through the beekeeping year.
We also hold regular lectures on all aspects of beekeeping. Members and interested non-members are always welcome to attend.
Looking after your bees
This website is a work in progress, if members have interesting articles, stories, pictures, videos etc. that they'd like to submit for inclusion, please get in touch. We would be delighted to publish a blog post from anyone who has something to say. If you would like to share something but you're unsure about any aspect, we'll be delighted to help where we can. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the contact form.
Annual membership fees are due. Unfortunately we were forced to increase the cost this year to €80. However, if you pay before 1 January 2018, you get a €10 discount! You can pay online here (there's a €5 service charge), or you can pay any committee member, or you can send a cheque to the Secretary at "An Tigin", Knockacleva, Collon, Co. Louth, A92 VK70.
In order to be compliant with the new data protection legislation, it's necessary for every member to fill in and sign this form. Please print and sign it, and send it to the Secretary who will send it out to all members anyway.
Upcoming Events (Past Events)
We are having our annual Honey Show on Saturday the 18th November, 2017 at An Teagasc, Dundalk. Michael Young will be our Honey Judge again this year: complete details here.
Look forward to seeing you (and your entries) on the 18th November.
All lectures start at 8pm in Teagasc, Dundalk. Beginners are welcome and admission is free. See the map below if you need help finding us.