Club Membership

Three Rivers Beekeepers Association (TRBKA) is a friendly group of beekeepers based around the North West of Ireland. We have approximate 100 members from across Donegal, Derry-Londonderry and Tyrone.  Member benefits include: regular monthly meetups; mentoring advice and support; access to a library of beekeeping resources; shared purchasing for items such as jars, frames; access to educational courses, and much more. 

Club membership typically starts in January, but you can join at any time throughout the year.

Three Rivers Beekeepers Association is affiliated with the Ulster Beekeepers Association

Fee:  2024 Annual Membership is €40, which includes the UBKA affiliation fee

2024 Club Night Details

We're delighted to be back at regular club nights starting in January 2024. Club nights are for members only and are generally held at Doneyloop Community Centre, unless notified otherwise.  The evening starts at 7.30pm 

Directions to Doneyloop Community Centre are on our Get in Touch page.

Want to join us? please complete the  membership form by clicking the link below and sending it to

New to beekeeping? Why join a beekeeping association?

If you are new to beekeeping it's essential you learn the basics before you get your first hive. Joining your local association is a great way to get the support you will need to keep happy and healthy bees. Associations offer access to more experienced members, many of whom will be happy to act as mentors. Club nights often involve talks from club beekeepers or external experts. We share beekeeping resources such as books and magazines.  At TRBKA we also offer a beginners WhatsApp group where you can post your queries and learn from others. 

We run an annual Introduction to Beekeeping course. The course ends at the perfect time for you to get your first hive. The club will offer advice and support to you on equipment, apiary set up and where to buy your first hive of bees.

Experienced beekeepers

For the experienced beekeepers Three Rivers Beekeepers offers the opportunity to meet up with fellow beekeepers and share the highs and lows of this wonderful hobby. Our monthly talks are designed to expand your knowledge keep you up-to-date with beekeeping practice.  

Our Whatsapp group is the perfect place to check in when you're facing a beekeeping dilemma.  And we offer some shared purchasing for items such as honey jars and disease treatments throughout the year.

We run an Intermediate Beekeeping course which starts in September/ October.