Roe Valley Beekeepers Association

Roe Valley Beekeepers Association



David McIntyre

Wilbur Wright

Richard Wray

Sandra Logan

David Logue

Billy McBride

Leo McGuinness

Will Jones

Wendy Johnston

Sid Carruthers

Alan McKinney

Arthur Rainey

Mark Wallace

Don Kerr


Roe Valley Beekeepers Association  has a new Facebook page. Click on the blue link icon to have a look and to add your comments, suggestions, pictures etc..


It’s your page so add your content !


Any RVBKA club member who would like help or advice or mentoring should contact any club officer or Arthur Rainey who can direct them to someone in their area.

Arthur’s number is

028 77763472

©️Web design & Content Copyright Alan McKinney





Vice Chairman    



Apiary Manager

Master Beekeeper

Honey Show    

Education Officer        

Bee Health Officer


Membership Sec

Member reps

Next Club Meeting


The next meeting of RVBKA will be held

in the Apiary

Wednesday 21st June 2017

at 7:30pm


please note day, venue and time  




This will be a practical session looking at the bees in the apiary for those who are interested. Please remember to bring your protective clothing.



A single Asian Hornet has been found in central Scotland. Vigilance is required to identify this pest should it cross the Irish Sea. There is guidance on identification of the hornet and instructions on what to do including making a simple hornet trap on our new page, accessible here or from the beekeeping advice menu above.


Please report any hive losses due to any reason but especially Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). This would be beneficial to the club as we start keeping records of all our losses.

We should have some idea by now of how many colonies made it through the winter. If any member should have concern regarding their hives they should inform Sidney Carruthers who is our Bee Health Officer (email: and hopefully have samples sent to the lab for examination.

Check out  Sam Laverty’s excellent you Tube videos on beekeeping and queen rearing here

click on the picture to start


For all your beekeeping supplies at Thornes’ catalogue prices minus postage, contact:

Arthur Rainey  

25 Tyler Road, Limavady.   

Tel: 028 77763472

The stained glass image used as our logo is from a Canadian Stained glass company called Light Romance, onto which has been laid the RVBKA title.         In March '08 their Director wrote: Hi Alan. We will be honoured if you use our stained glass honeybee on your website.  Cheers, Larry @ Light Romance. Visit the Light Romance website ( click on their link below) to see the beautiful range of designs they have created.