first_imgAdvertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Print TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNews Twitter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Tom O’Brien, Liam Arrigan and Gus McCoy of the Limerick Beekeepers Association at the apiary in Mungret.Photo: Cian ReinhardtANYONE who has ever pondered on the birds and the bees will have an opportunity to find out about at least one half of that equation at a special course being held by the Limerick Beekeepers Association (LBKA).The voluntary organisation has more than a hundred members ranging in ages from 11 to 80 years of age.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The association is holding its annual beginner course over two days on March 23 and 30 in Rathkeale House Hotel, followed by practical demonstrations at the association apiary.Topics covered include the beekeeping year, equipment, bee health, practical hive inspections and the good bit – harvesting honey.“Our aims are to promote beekeeping for everyone from the hobbyist to the serious professional, together with environmental awareness in our geographical area,” a spokeswoman said.“In winter, association meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in Mungret GAA Hall. Great emphasis is placed on improving all members’ knowledge of beekeeping at all levels.”The meetings are both social and educational, with top international lecturers visiting to share their knowledge.The association apiary is located in the old grounds of Mungret College and is central to training and developing beekeeping skills among members.LBKA supports the All-Ireland Pollination Plan through developing the site with pollination friendly planting with particular emphasis on native plants and creating a habitat for other wild pollinators. Members meet regularly to upkeep the site.Anyone interested in learning more is welcome to come along to a meeting. The meetings take place every second Thursday of the month in Mungret GAA Hall at 8pm, or for a place on the course, contact [email protected] NewsCommunityEnvironmentGreat buzz at Limerick bee-keeping courseBy Bernie English – January 28, 2019 1313 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLandsborough on true grit and teachingNext articleDereliction is bringing a ‘blight’ on the City Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img