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  

on THURSDAY 19th October 2017

at 7pm in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Main Street, Limavady.   



We are now into our winter program so all future meetings will be held 

in the above venue until further notice. 


Will Jones will speak about our recent successful honey show and  

Leo McGuinness will tell us what to do with our bees this month.

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

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


One of our members,  has suffered an outbreak of AFB in one of his hives.  He discovered this on 2nd August and he immediately contacted Kevin Bradley from DAERA who called at his apiary and confirmed his suspicions..  The hive and the bees have been destroyed. We ask that you do a full disease inspection of all your hives and nucs.

Honey Show

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

Any member who has photographs or other info please send them to me for inclusion in either the website or facebook page

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.