About Us



Welcome to South Tipperary Beekeepers Association

STBA is probably one of the most proactive and welcoming associations in the country. We are very fortunate to have some very experienced beekeepers that are willing to disseminate the vast knowledge they have gained over many years of working with bees. Several members are known within the country and internationally for their expertise. Lectures are held for our members throughout the winter months and the study of bees and beekeeping is accommodated at every level. We actively work with schools and community groups raising awareness of the importance of our bees and of the wonderful craft of beekeeping.

Each year, during April we hold a beginners course. Covering the basics of beekeeping, from setting up your apiary to jarring your own honey.

The theory side of the course is followed by weekly demonstrations in our association apiary during the active season, and is where the real learning takes place. If you think beekeeping could be for you, please get in touch.

What to Expect

The following is offered to all our members, especially beginners:

Friendly meetings with people that are always willing to help

Lectures on various bee topics

Beginners Classes to help you start and sit the preliminary exam

Practical demonstrations at our apiaries which is the best way to learn

Study group to further your knowledge on the craft

Access to video and book library


2019 STBA Committee

Chairperson: Gerry Clancy

Secretary: Erika Reeves

Treasurer: Anne Ryan

Honey Show Secretary: Mary & Eamon Hayes

Bee Health Officer: Denis Ryan

Education Officer: Anne Horan

Book Library: Anne Horan

Archives: Micheál Mac Giolla Coda