Roe Valley Beekeepers Association

Roe Valley Beekeepers Association

Next Club Meeting :

Thursday 16th February 2017

at 7pm in the Limavady Arts and Cultural Centre


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





Vice Chairman    



Apiary Manager

Master Beekeeper

Honey Show    

Education Officer        

Bee Health Officer


Membership Sec

Member reps

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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

©️Web design & Content Copyright Alan McKinney

See Events page  (above) for upcoming beekeeping events which will be of interest to members

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

Are you Interested in beekeeping?  

Preliminary Beekeeping Course commencing soon! 


If you’ve thought about taking up the craft of beekeeping then this is the course for you.  Over 11 sessions the basics of beekeeping, setting up an apiary, hive management, swarm control and honey production will be covered.  Practical sessions are included come the good weather.  


Our Preliminary Beekeeping course commences on

 Tuesday, 07 February at 7.30 pm

in the Roe Valley BKA Apiary, Limavady.  


The course fee is £100 (which includes an examination fee – the Preliminary Certificate in Beekeeping is awarded by the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations). 


For full information please contact:

The minimum age for candidates participating in this course is 16 years.

Leonardo DiCaprio  


a new beekeeper who took up beekeeping to help handle stress

Click on the picture to open the link to the  story


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.