Roe Valley Beekeepers Association

Roe Valley Beekeepers Association


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




David McIntyre

Wilbur Wright

Richard Wray

Sandra Logan

Jane Christie

Billy McBride

Leo McGuinness

Will Jones

Wendy Johnston

Jim Loughrey

Dave Atherton

Arthur Rainey

Sid Carruthers

Alan McKinney

©️Web design & Content Copyright Alan McKinney


Welcome to the new and completly re-designed RVBKA website.

The new site makes access to the various elements simpler.

The main menu is on the top banner. Clicking on the section you want will display submenus to choose from,  There are  seperate sections covering beekeeping, the club activities and archive and links to items of interest. The menu banner will bring you back to this home page from wherever you go.  The home page will contain notices and recent items.

AFBI Bee Survey 2015-16

the 2015-16 Honey bee husbandry survey is now online at the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) website ( An interactive PDF file version is also available to download.

 the results obtained over the years have been important in influencing the bee health policy of DARD,

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.