This ‘hands-on’ day course is all about getting to know how to handle bees with the minimum amount of stress to the bees. We will teach you how to approach, smoke and open the hive with the least amount of disturbance. We also provide you with a theory lesson before heading out the apiary. 

It is most important to keep bees calm, especially if you are looking for the queen or doing general inspection and manipulation. This also includes marking and clipping the wings, which is essential for swarm control. We use the ‘gloves-off’ approach to beekeeping. If you need gloves to find the queen, you are either stressing the bees or you have undesirable bees.

Here at Coolmore we think it is essential to complete a beekeeping course if you intend to keep bees.

Price for the day is €60.

From 12:00 till 5:30/6:00 pm.

2019 course dates now AVAILABLE


10th (Friday - SOLD OUT), 11th (Saturday - SOLD OUT), 17th (Friday - SOLD OUT), 18th (Saturday - SOLD OUT), 25th (Saturday-SOLD OUT), and 24th (Friday - SOLD OUT), 31st (Friday)


7th (Friday), 8th (Saturday - SOLD OUT), 14th (Friday), 15th (Saturday), 21st (Friday), 22nd (Saturday), 28th (Friday), 29th (Saturday)


If you are interested in participating please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. (2019 FORM)

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