Monthly Archives: February 2014

membership renewal – cheques

If you are renewing membership by cheque, please make sure they are made out to Native Irish Honey Bee Society as opposed to NIHBS. Alternately, you can renew membership via the paypal link here.

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2014 queen rearing workshops

Keep checking the events section of the website for the latest details. It is updated on a regular basis.

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Australian scientists microchip bees to map movements, halt diseases

Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out populations in the northern hemisphere. Irish Times article

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Bees face extinction threat through disease transfer

Ireland’s 101 native bee populations are also under considerable stress, said Dr Una FitzPatrick, an ecologist at the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford. “A third of the Irish bee fauna is threatened with extinction. Irish Times report

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Royal Hampshire Hospital tests ‘healing’ honey for wound treatment

Honey has been used for medicinal purposes since Roman times but now a refined version with increased anti-microbial properties is being used to treat wounds. Video

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Upcoming queen rearing events

This is an incomplete list as many more events are in the pipeline. Check the website for future updates. If you have an event to publicise please e-mail the NIHBS webmaster CONNAUGHT Digges and District, Leitrim Date: 6th and 7th … Continue reading

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County Offaly Beekeepers Association

NIHBS will have a stand at the: County Offaly Beekeepers Association Event ‘Meeting the Challenges of Modern Day Beekeeping’ County Arms Hotel, Birr, Co. Offaly, Sunday 2nd March 2014

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