Intro to Beekeeping @ Ballymaloe Cookery School

Event Date:

September 19, 2023

Event Time:

2:00 pm

Event Location:

Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens

NOTS are thrilled to partner with Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens to provide an in-person “Introduction to Beekeeping” course with experienced Cork beekeeper Niall Coffey.

Delivered by Niall Coffey, Ballymaloe’s local beekeeper with over 15 years experience, this half day course will give you a basic understanding of what’s really involved in beekeeping. Niall takes a natural approach to beekeeping that prioritises the bees’ welfare over honey production.

  • DATE: Tuesday September 19th, 2023
  • TIMES: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • VENUE: Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens, Shanagarry, Co Cork
  • COST: Just €60 when you sign up through NOTS
  • PARTICIPANTS: Very Limited (Sign up ASAP to confirm your place)

Please note – to qualify for the NOTS rate, you must be a) resident in Ireland; and b) employed in any sector (either full-time or part-time). If you are not currently in employment – please sign up directly through Ballymaloe Cookery School.

What You’ll Learn: 

  • A basic understanding of the lifecycle of a bee (and the beekeeper!!)
  • How to care for your bees to ensure they have adequate food supply, water and shelter
  • The equipment and tools needed to manage your hive
  • How to capture a swarm of bees
  • How to harvest honey

Please note course places are limited, so sign up ASAP to confirm your place. Any questions, email us at

No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 8
  • Ballymaloe Cookery School, Organic Farm and Gardens
  • Shanagarry
  • Co. Cork
  • P25 R274

Event Schedule Details

  • September 19, 2023 2:00 pm
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