Monthly Archives: August 2013

Syngenta, Bayer challenge EU bee-saving pesticide ban

GENEVA, Genève — Swiss agrichemical giant Syngenta and German chemicals group Bayer on Tuesday said they were taking legal action against the European Commission over its suspension of the use of an insecticide it blames for killing bees. The two … Continue reading

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The Culture of Bees and Us.

The Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers’ (INIB) annual Beekeepers Gathering and Honey Show will take place in Londonderry’ s Guildhall on September 28. Mayor Martin Reilly said: “It’s fantastic news that the city is hosting a conference and show of … Continue reading

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Fake Manuka Honey

‘tests by reputable UK, Chinese and Singaporean laboratories reveal many manuka honey products have none of the claimed active properties – some of the honey is not even manuka – prompting industry leaders to demand a crackdown on “potentially huge … Continue reading

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Bee Breeding in the Déise – second workshop of 2013

The Native Irish Honey Bee Society, in conjunction with Déise Bee Breeders, hosted a second apiary demonstration of bee breeding and queen rearing in West Waterford on Saturday, the 10th, of August Bee keepers, novices and experienced, revised all aspects … Continue reading

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Become a NIHBS member via Paypal

The Native Irish Honeybee Society now has around 300 members in only its first 8 months of existence. If you wish to become a member you can now join up in just a few clicks via Paypal. Membership entitles you … Continue reading

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The boat to Inishbofin: across the water to an island state of mind

Concannon’s most unusual cargo to date was 15,000 bees, for a local who wanted to establish some hives. Read more in the Irish Times

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Beekeeping article in Irish Independent

“A lot of people who have lost their jobs have taken up beekeeping with the ambition of making it a commercial enterprise,” says Philip McCabe who is also the European president of the global beekeeping federation Apimondia. “Once you know … Continue reading

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NIHBS Annual Conference

The first NIHBS Annual Conference will take place in Athlone on Sunday 10th November. Venue: Athlone Springs Hotel Speakers confirmed so far include: Romee Van Der Zee Dara Scott Robert Paxton. Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda Jonathan Getty The conference will … Continue reading

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Ulster NIHBS queen rearing training day

Course participants, demonstrators and helpers. Back Rows Left to right Thomas Morrison, Iris Tweed, Damian Walsh, Angus McRoberts, Jen Simpson, Trevor Watson, Chester Roulston, Darren Nugent, Noel McAllister, Robert McCreary, David Todd, John Ross, Brian Richardson, Ronnie Freeburn, John Flemming, … Continue reading

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AFBI survey shows bee losses at record levels in N. Ireland

However, it is hoped that the recent good weather may help the situation. “the improved summer has enabled many beekeepers to rebuild colony numbers and the situation is now more or less back to normal.” Farming Life. Read more

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