Monthly Archives: April 2014

Killinchy and District Queenrearing group

Killinchy & District held an information evening on Sunday 27th in advance of this year’s Queen Rearing activities. 20 members attended and all have expressed an interest in joining the group led by Valentine and Chris Hodges and Billy Miller … Continue reading

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Queen rearing events and open days

Don’t forget to check the list of events as it is regularly updated.

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RSPB survey reveals NI’s garden wildlife

Giving Nature a Home is the RSPB’s latest campaign, aimed at tackling the housing crisis facing the UK’s threatened wildlife. The charity is asking people to provide a place for wildlife in their own gardens and outside spaces – whether … Continue reading

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Video: The birdies and the bees… Pablo’s great escape

Left with no option but to seek refuge in a water hazard, the Spaniard (30) was given a couple of injections and a change of shirt Padraig Harrington had an amusing confrontation with a thieving monkey several years ago during … Continue reading

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Pogles Wood Honey Bees (21 April 1966 )

Anyone remember this!?

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Pollinators in Ireland

The most important pollinators in Ireland are insects; particularly bees, hoverflies, butterflies, moths and other flies. An Taisce – The national Trust for Ireland. Read more

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Membership and membership renewal

The paypal button here can be used to become a member of NIHBS or renew a pre-existing membership. The spring edition of 4 seasons is in the post and will be with you shortly.

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Victorian strangeness: The man who was covered in bees

It happened on a Saturday morning in July 1885, when, for want of anything better to do, a swarm of bees swooped suddenly upon the unfortunate man as he walked down Regent Street. BBC Read more Chinese beekeeper story. Amazing … Continue reading

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Logging in to the site and posting comments

Some people have reported problems with login and comments. If you want to set up a username and password, please click the login button on the right. Next click the link which says ‘register’ and follow the steps. You should … Continue reading

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Where is the worst place on the body to get stung by a bee?

Now, an academic has deliberately subjected himself to weeks of pain to answer one burning question – just where is the worst place on the body to get stung by a bee? Irish Independent. Read more

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