Below you will find the constituent associations that are affiliated with the IBAclg. If you are looking to join your local beekeeping association, you will find contact information below.

You can review these associations via an interactive map here.

If you do not find an association suitable to your location below, contact membership@irishbeekeepers.ie

Three Counties

https://www.facebook.com/3CountiesBeekeepingAssociation/

Three Counties Beekeeping Association was established in 2016 in Knocklong, Co Limerick, from the conception of a Voluntary Black Bee Conservation area and association.

We are an inclusive group that encourages all ages to partake in the learning of bee husbandry. We have expanded in just under five years to ninety-four members with 11 under 18 years which gives us great hope for the future of beekeeping and our association in the future. We also encourage mentorship and support for all members. Our meetings take place on the second Saturday night of every month in the Knocklong community centre at 7:30 pm. Our apiary meetings are held on Saturday mornings from April to October this is for a members-only location.

Three Counties Beekeeping Association

We hold a honey show in the autumn and encourage all members to participate. We are also lucky to be working with the UL Physics department which is monitoring beehives with their SOPHia project.

The information from the hive is transmitted over the internet to the university and then sent to the schools involved where it is used to promote Physics and Math to the pupils. We were one of the founding Associations of IBA CLG in 2017

Beachairí Chorcaigh

https://www.beachairichorcaigh.org/

Beachairi Chorcaigh was founded in 2020.  As a group of like-minded individuals, we decided to turn our shared Bee Keeping interests into an Official Club.

Their catchment area is Cork County, with apiaries within 20 minutes of the city.

Beachairí Chorcaigh

Beaufort Beekeepers Association

http://beaufortbeekeepers.org/

Beaufort Beekeepers Association is an association of hobbyist and semi-commercial beekeepers founded in 2011 by a small group and now our membership numbers stand at approx. 50.

We don’t limit ourselves to beekeepers from Beaufort, as we have members coming to us from as far south as Waterville, from Tralee to the north, and Gneeveguilla in the east!

Beachairí Chorcaigh

Carbery Beekeepers’ Association

https://www.facebook.com/carberybeekeepersassociation

Carbery Beekeepers’ Association, based in Skibbereen, Co Cork. Serving Beekeepers from Goleen to Rosscarbery.

We have lectures during the winter months in The Sutherland Centre, Skibbereen, as well as demonstrations in our association apiary during the spring and summer.

Carbery Beekeepers’ Association

Collis Sandes

https://www.facebook.com/CollisSandesHouse/

Collis Sandes Tralee Beekeepers was formed in 2017. Members got together at Collis Sandes House and formed a club around the apiary that was there.

The apiary is managed by club members and all honey is donated to Down Syndrome Kerry. We hold our monthly meetings at Collis Sandes house, in summer our meetings are held in the apiary onsite.

Collis Sandes Tralee Beekeepers

Dunmanway and District

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064381521487

Dunmanway & District Beekeepers Association is a beekeeping association based in the market town of County Cork

Dunmanway & District Beekeepers Association

Eblana Beekeeping Association

https://eblanabeekeeping.simplesite.com/

Eblana Beekeeping Association was founded in September 2019 to further the interests of beekeepers in Dublin and the surrounding counties. We are based in Lucan Co. Dublin and meet and run courses in St. Mary’s Parish centre. We have a good mix of experienced and new beekeepers as members.

Our main focus is on beekeeping but we also support the need for greater biodiversity. We are willing to participate in public events such as National Heritage Week and undertake educational visits to schools and community groups as part of our efforts to promote beekeeping. We run training courses and educational events for new and experienced members. Eblana is a member of South Dublin Council Public Participation Network. Eblana is the oldest known name for Dublin, you can read about it: here.

Eblana Beekeeping Association

Galway Beekeepers’ Association

http://galwaybeekeepers.com/

Galway Beekeepers’ Association, formed in the 1960’s, GBKA serve their membership faithfully in the Galway area. They have a wealth of information at their website below.

Galway Beekeepers’ Association

Beacharí Mhuscraí (Ballyvourney)

Beacharí Mhuscraí (Ballyvourney)

Killorglin Beekeepers Association

Killorglin Beekeepers Association, are based in Killarney, Co Kerry.

Killorglin Beekeepers Association

Kerry Beekeepers Association

Kerry Beekeepers Association, welcome new members in co Kerry.

Kerry Beekeepers Association

Belvedere Beekeepers Westmeath

Belvedere Beekeepers Association

Sliabh Luachra Beekeepers’ Association

Sliabh Luachra Beekeepers’ Association is a group of beekeepers serving the borders of Co Cork, Co Kerry & Co Limerick.

Sliabh Luachra Beekeepers’ Association

Laois Beekeepers Association

https://www.facebook.com/SouthLaoisBKA/

Based in Abbeyleix, Co.Laois, we are a group of beekeepers whose mission is to improve the local art

Laois Beekeepers Association

South West Cork Beekeepers’ Association

South West Cork Beekeepers’ Association is an association based in South West Cork.

South West Cork Beekeepers’ Association

Bee Happy Beekeepers Waterford

Bee Happy Beekeepers Waterford

North West Beekeepers Association

NorthWest Beekeepers Association

Co. Waterford Beekeepers Association

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Co. Waterford Beekeepers Association, or Co. WBKA, was revived in 1958. Education, practical beekeeping, and queen rearing continue to remain the focus of the Co. WBKA, all done in an easy and relaxed atmosphere. Members hail from around Co. Waterford and the adjacent counties of Cork & Tipperary.

Co. WBKA has been to the forefront in assisting local students with projects involving bees as well as planting trees in the community. WBKA promote the conservation of the Native Irish Honeybee and is part of the Voluntary Conservation Area scheme.

Co. Waterford Beekeepers Association

Sneem Beekeepers’ Association

https://www.sneembeekeepers.com/

A community of beekeepers and happy bees from the greater Sneem area in Kerry. Established in 2010 with a mission to promote sustainable beekeeping for all.

Sneem Beekeepers’ Association

Longford Beekeepers Association

https://www.longfordbeekeepers.com/

Longford Beekeepers Association is dedicated to being the voice for our members & to promote & to share our insights and passion for beekeeping.

Our apiary is in  Cullyfad, Co. Longford. The Apiary is used as an outdoor “classroom” is to teach the craft of Beekeeping. We promote Beekeeping to the public- in the local paper and in  social media. We attend the Co Longford Show every year with our demonstration hive which contains a small colony accompanied by the queen. We hold meetings every third Monday of the month in the Longford Teagasc Office. We also help the community by removing swarms where possible and rehome the new colony.

Sneem Beekeepers’ Association

South Kildare Beekeepers Association S.K.B.A.

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An association of Beekeepers from South Kildare, Carlow, Laois and West Wicklow.

South Kildare Beekeepers Association S.K.B.A.

Menapian Beekeepers (Wexford)

https://www.facebook.com/menapianbee/

We are Wexford Beekeepers interested in the practice of the craft of Apiculture. We believe in open, honest and respectful interaction.

Menapian Beekeepers (Wexford)

North Cork Beekeepers

North Cork Beekeepers

North Kildare Beekeepers Association

https://www.nkbka.com/

Formed in 1961, to educate and support beekeepers in Kildare and the surrounding counties, North Kildare Beekeepers Association has grown to become one of the largest associations in the country.

North Kildare Beekeepers Association

West Cork Beekeepers

West Cork Beekeepers