Monthly Archives: July 2013

Aoife NicGiolla Coda on RTE Morning Ireland

Scroll to 24:40 to listen to interviews with Aoife Mac Gilla Goda, Michael Gleeson, and Gerry Ryan talking about bees and pollinators.

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Court told of ‘bizarre’ bee hive case

A Limavady pensioner who says he is allergic to bees was stung with a £200 fine after he pleaded guilty to attempted theft of a bee hive, writes Sheena Jackson. Lawrence Dickson of Ardgarvan Cottages appeared at Limavady Magistrates Court … Continue reading

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NIHBS Ulster queenrearing event.

The Ulster NIHBS reps have planned a queen rearing day for Saturday 3rd August with 20 beekeepers invited. This includes members from all over the province of Ulster including beekeepers from UBKA associations, INIB and Fibka. We are hoping that … Continue reading

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Are Fungicides a problem for bees?

Labels on pesticides warn farmers not to spray when pollinating bees are in the vicinity but such precautions have not applied to fungicides. In recent years, a class of chemicals called neonicotinoids has been linked to bee deaths and in … Continue reading

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The State of Ireland’s Bees

Bees are essential because they are very important pollinators of plants. They help pollinate both crops and native plants, making them of huge economic and ecological importance to Ireland. Bees vary in their social organization. Bumblebees and honeybees are highly … Continue reading

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Derry Beekeepers win lottery grant

in recent weeks the Big Lottery Fund awarded the group with just under £10,000 to raise awareness of bees and bee keeping locally. Read more Members Jen Simpson from Donegal and Billy Chambers from Derry with be attending the NIHBS … Continue reading

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Irish times letter with comment on ‘Give Bees a Chance’ article

Irish Times 13 July MARY MONTAUT, Kilternan Beekeepers’Association Original Irish Times piece – John Rainsford

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Advance Science Nosema Workshop, Galway, 8th August

Due to the high level of interest received for our first Nosema Workshop, Advance Science, the producers of HiveAliveTM, in partnership with the National University of Ireland Galway, is organising a second free evening workshop on the 8th of August … Continue reading

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NIHBS mentioned on RTE

David Lee’s interview with Mary Wilson’s Drivetime Programme on RTE Radio 1 Scroll to 2.28.50 for the bee related news.

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Insecticide Alters Honey Bees’ Genes, New Study Shows

The genes affected the most by the insecticide made it harder for the honey bees to combat toxins and perform other functions. The cells in their bodies had to work harder. The latest results could change the way neonicotinoids and … Continue reading

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