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The UL Apiary Project and UL Environmental Committee  are pleased to announce that registration is now open for 2020 UL Beginners Beekeeping Course.

The course is open for UL staff, UL students, and non-UL community members.

Course duration:  6 weeks from Wednesday 19th Feb to 25th March 2020; one evening per week (each Wednesday); from 6 pm -9 pm ))

  It is the recommended basic course for anyone with an interest in learning how to keep bees.

Topics covered:

    Week 1 - Honeybees

                Week 2 - Lifecycle of the bee, biology and foraging

                Week 3 - the beehive

                Week 4 - The beekeeping year

                Week 5 - Pests and diseases of the honeybee

                Week 6 - Honey, the honey harvest and products of the hive

REGISTRATION:  To secure your place, please, complete Course 2020 Registration Form ( to access form you can choose to paste following link in your browser or send us an email to not later than 14 February 2020. “

About the course:

  • The course is delivered by The Banner Beekeepers' Association.
  • Venue: Course will run at the University of Limerick (Kemmy Business School, ground floor, ROOM:KBG14. Free parking is available beside the building.)
  • Fee:
    • For UL Staff and Students, the full cost of course fees is covered by the UL Environmental Committee’s Apiary Project.
    • All external people will have to become a member of the Banner Beekeepers ( for €45. This will cover the Beginners course and insurance for site visits.


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