Bee Keeping QQI Level 5

 Bee Keeping  

8 Weeks

Have you ever dreamed about having your own golden honey but lacked the knowledge as to how get your own hive?  This course will teach you how to establish your own hive and manage your hive.

  • Pollination and pollinators in the context of the 2010 UNEP report
  • Beekeeping past and present.   Getting started.  Hive types and their respective advantages and disadvantages; hive parts and their functions
  • The honey bee cycle; occupants of the hive and their functions.
  • Parasites and diseases of the honey bee.
  • Hive management: Stock increase, swarm control, hive splitting, uniting stocks, beekeeper’s calendar etc.
  • Removal of honey from the hive and its processing.
  • Sustainable versus conventional beekeeping.
  • A bee-centred approach to beekeeping.


Course Dates     

Wednesday          11th October                                            6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday          18th October                                           6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday          25th October                                           6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday          8th November                                         6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday          15th November                                       6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday          22nd  November                                      6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday          29th November                                       6.30pm to 8.30pm

Wednesday          4th December                                           6.30pm to 8.30pm



Course Fee           €160


FETAC examination fee of €20 is payable for certification.  If you have a valid medical card you will be exempt from the examination fee but a copy of this must be presented prior to commencement of the course.