Monthly Archives: June 2013

Eco-Unesco Environmental Awards 2013

The overall winner of the ECO-UNESCO BIO-Diversity Award, was a bee project on the Native Irish Honey Bee, which focused on grooming traits to combat varroa, (reported on in the last issue of the Four Seasons magazine,). An important part … Continue reading

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Belfast queen rearing group

Belfast queen rearing group meets again this Monday evening at 7.00pm at the Minnowburn apiary. There will be a demonstration of how to set up a queen right cell raiser colony and there will also be a demonstration of different … Continue reading

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Dromore queen rearing group – some photos

Dromore queen rearing group is meeting every Saturday morning at Tullyhenan apiary near Banbridge. The first meeting of the season was held yesterday, Saturday 8th June. Local beekeepers interested in getting involved should contact William Blakely, David Dumican, or Liam … Continue reading

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Nosema Workshop Galway

Advance Science, the producers of HiveAliveTM, in partnership with the National University of Ireland Galway, is organising an evening workshop entitled “Nosema Workshop: Identifying your bees for Nosema”. We are very fortunate to have Dr Grace McCormack hosting the evening … Continue reading

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Dromore Beekeepers Queen rearing day

Dromore beekeepers held a successful queen rearing and grafting demonstration on 1st June. The Dromore Association apiary works with native bee stock. William Blakeley and David Dumican, two of the NIHBS representatives for Ulster, are members of Dromore and NIHBS … Continue reading

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Growth in membership

The Native Irish Honey Bee Society now has over 220 members. The next edition of the Four Seasons Magazine should be out shortly. Members receive this magazine quarterly and it covers issues related to our native bee, beekeeping in Ireland … Continue reading

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