Welcome to The Killinchy Beekeepers Association
We are an Association of Beekeepers in the Killinchy District and surrounding area of County Down in Northern Ireland.
Our aim is to promote the craft of beekeeping by providing the education necessary to maintain happy healthy colonies of honey bees and fellowship among beekeepers.
We usually meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, providing an informative and entertaining programme of talks and events throughout the year.
If you are not a beekeeper yet, we hope this site will help you become better informed about bees and beekeeping and be impressed and amazed (like the rest of us) by all that beekeeping entails.
Please feel free to contact us for any enquiries you may have.
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23/3/22... (Wed) Association meeting: 7.30pm
Our member Conall McCaughey will give us a talk on his beekeeping experiences and in particular, his wonderful photography in relation to bees and plants.
One of Conall's photographs recently won a prize in a national photo competition In the Beecraft Mag.
Fran Benton from Queens University will give us a talk on her project, 'Pollen Preferences in Bees'.
Fran is doing a Ph.D with QUB and has spent a year in Germany working with Prof Robert Paxton, head of Zoology at Wittenberg University.
Fran is keen to explain her work and would like to receive samples of honey from our members to be analysed to ascertain what pollen sources they are working on.
This should be an interesting evening with two very different subjects being presented so please come along and support our speakers.