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 Gormanston Summer School 2014

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The Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations (FIBKA) Summer School will be held on 27 July-1 August 2014. Details can be found on the Gormanston page of the FIBKA website.

This is a very good way to spend a few days for all beekeepers, whatever their ability. There is something for everyone and as the saying goes you learn a lot in the food queue.

Dave Cushman was a regular attendee and never hesitated in recommending it and I have the same view. There is a guest lecturer who will be Tom Seeley for 2014 - he is from the USA. There will be many other lecturers and demonstrators, mainly Irish, but they invite English, Scottish and Welsh as well.

The programme will not be finalised until the spring, but it would be worth booking ASAP, as there is a limit on accommodation. Many book a year in advance. It is incredibly good value as everything is included in the cost, and is highly recommended.

I have been advised by Michael Gleeson, FIBKA Secretary, the courtesy bus from Dublin Airport will not be running in 2014. Attendees will have to make their own way from the airport. It seems you need to get bus no 101 from zone 11 that is immediately outside the main airport entrance.