Mr. Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association presented National Preliminary Certificates to a range of students. Thanking the college and the local support of Mr Andy Burke of Lombardstown, Mr Magee said Beekeeping was on the increase and it was a wake-up call to people across the country towards better pollination, honey and preserving a rich environment. The College course in Beekeeping blended with horticulture and spread throughout the year was he said an excellent way to learn the craft.

Jean McCormac, Ardagh, receiving her certificate from Mr Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association

Pauline Walsh, Knocklong receiving her certificate from Mr Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association

Andrew Walsh, Knocklong receiving his Certificate from Mr Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association

Jenny Watkins, Co. Waterford, receiving her certificate from Mr Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association

Peter Rolfe, Tournafulla, receiving his Certificate from Mr Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association

Andy Burke, Duhallow Beekeepers Associaton & winner of the President’s Trophy for outstanding service to the Irish Federation of Beekeepers. Mr Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association and Ms Pauline Walsh, Knocklong.

Ms. Della Collins, Ballingarry, receiving her Certificate from Mr Eamonn Magee president of the Irish Beekeepers Association

Source: The Organic College – Beekeeping Certificates Presentation