The East Waterford Bee Keepers Association (EWBA)were successfully awarded funding under the Rural Environment and Bio diversity measure towards the design and delivery of comprehensive training and equipment to support the role of pollinators in bio diversity. Funding helped the EWBA develop a teaching Apiary and purchase items for teaching purposes. The official opening of the Apiary took place on the 20th August 2022.
The association are keen to enhance individuals and communities awareness of approaches and procedures that can be adopted to enhance the population and diversity of pollinators.
Information will be delivered through workshops in schools, community centres and other groups by means of lectures, mini talks and tailored training programmes as well as demonstrations. Outside lecturers from the Federation of Irish Beekeepers and other Associations will also be invited to advise and assist at different stages and events where necessary
The group are located on the grounds of the Dunhill Enterprise Centre where a garden shed was erected to house the bee equipment and fencing erected around the aviaries.