Monthly Archives: September 2013

Login Problems

The Login is only for the forum which is currently under construction. You don’t need to log in to book the conference or become a member or order the honey labels.

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Irish Examiner article on honeybee problems

Fifteen years ago, in 1998, a colony of bees was imported illegally into this country. Imports of honeybees were banned at the time because we were trying to keep the Varroa mite out of the country. This was, and is, … Continue reading

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Short-haired bumblebee returns to Britain after 25 years

Conservationists working on its return are celebrating a milestone after the bee nested for the first time. The bee vanished from the UK in the 1980s, having suffered declines over the previous 60 years as its wildflower-rich grassland habitat was … Continue reading

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NIHBS Newsletter

Dear Members, The latest newsletter is available for download here. NIHBS Newsletter regards NIHBS team

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To Bee or Not To Bee

Major bee die-offs have been reported as far back as 950, 992 and 1443 AD in Ireland. 1869 brought the first recorded case of what we now call “colony collapse disorder,” in which hives full of honey are suddenly abandoned … Continue reading

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Third Annual Celebration of the Honeybee

The Celebration of the Honeybee will take place at the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross on Sunday 15th September 2013 between 12:00 and 18:00. There will be a honey show and speakers – Micheal Mac Gilla Coda (Galtee black … Continue reading

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NIHBS Launch Honey Label

In highlighting our own indigenous Irish Honey Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera), the Native Irish Honey Bee Society, have launched a product label. The label is aimed at creating, consumer interest, awareness and support in protecting of our unique biodiversity. The … Continue reading

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Oxalic acid new research

Although oxalic acid is known to be deadly to the mite, it is often applied in quantities which are too low to be effective, or so high that it harms the bees as well as the parasite. Now researchers have … Continue reading

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Information on our November Conference…

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Video of a virgin queen bee mating in flight

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