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 the Roe Valley Beekeepers Association will be held in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Main Street, Limavady on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 7pm.  Please note there will be no meeting in December.

Guest Speaker:  Lyndon Wortley   Topic: The Use of Nucs/Mating Nucs 


As this will be our last meeting of 2017 there will be wine/tea/coffee plus Christmas fare.  Please come along to partake of it and have a chat. 

Leo will be there if you have any questions to ask about your bees. 

Please try to be there for 7pm.

Asian Hornet 

The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian Hornet at an apiary near Woolacombe in Devon. Work to identify, destroy and remove any nests is already underway. 


We have been asked to alert members urgently and ask everyone to be vigilant. In the case of a suspected sighting, please contact



UBKA insists that all members of RVBKA have their insurance and affiliation fees paid by 1st January 2018.  With this in mind can you please pay your membership (£20 for individual membership or £25 for family membership) by November 2017 as there is no meeting in December.  The insurance runs from 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018.  Please be aware that if you don't  pay your membership you won't be insured.  Our treasurer, David Logue, will be in attendance at the November meeting if you wish to pay him then.  If this isn't suitable can you please post David a cheque made out to RVBKA  to his address at 90 Tartnakilly Road, Limavady, BT49 9NA by the end of November.  If you are taking out family membership David needs to know the exact details of the second person.

Honey Show

The Honey show page has been updated with 2017 winners.  click here

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.