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  

Wed 16th August



The Apiary 

at 7.30pm.   

Please bring your bee suits if you would like to  

have a look at the club bees.


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.

Note re: Honey Show


The Honey Show will be held on the 5th October 2017, at  the Drumond Hotel, entries taken between 4pm and 7pm with Judging starting at 7pm . Also  please note that the cost of the meal has been reduced back to £10 pp. and that there will be a new class for children of school age up to the age of 15 yrs, this class will be H13 for  Beekeeping Artistry made by the exhibitor relating to bees or beekeeping i.e. embroidery, honey pot, painting etc (not a photograph) , candles (beeswax)

Any member who wishes to help as a Steward at our Honey Show on Thursday 5th October in The Drummond Hotel in Ballykelly please forward your name to the Honey Show Manager Will Jones (email: as soon as possible so that he can finish off the brochure and get it printed.

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.