Monthly Archives: June 2014

Deise Apiaries Queen Rearing Workshop

On the morning of the 18th of May, the queen rearing workshop at Deise Apiaries seemed like a lost cause, as the day started with strong wind and heavy rain. However, God must be a beekeeper Himself, as the rain … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Deise Apiaries Queen Rearing Workshop

Native queens and nucs

Check out the current list of suppliers for native queens and nucs. I have been contacted by several people who have nucs of native stock ready to go. Damian Walsh in Donegal has nucs at the moment.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Native queens and nucs

Rare Bumblebee not seen for 90 years found in Dublin Park

Read More in the Irish Independent

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rare Bumblebee not seen for 90 years found in Dublin Park

Glengarra Wood Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing Event

The first NIHBS Queen Rearing workshop of 2014 was held at the headquarters of the Galtee Bee Breeding Group, at Glengarra Wood, on the 17th of May. The day couldn’t have been better picked, as it was one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Glengarra Wood Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing Event

Coolmore Apiaries Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing Event

The 1st of June, the day of the bee improvement and queen rearing workshop at the Coolmore Bees headquarters started off as miserable and wet. Fortunately, the break in the weather that usually accompanies the NIHBS workshops occurred just as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Coolmore Apiaries Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing Event

Anne’s Grove Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing Event

The queen rearing event on the 25th of May was held at one of David Lee’s apiaries in the beautiful scenery of Anne’s Grove Gardens, Castletownroche, Co. Cork. It was a cold, rainy day but six enthusiastic beekeepers travelled to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Anne’s Grove Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing Event

Connemara Bee Improvement Group

The NIHBS queen rearing workshop held in Sean Osborne’s apiary at the weekend was a great success. The event had to be moved indoors due to the heavy rain but that did not dampen the spirit of the enthusiastic beekeepers … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Connemara Bee Improvement Group

Membership of NIHBS

Membership can be taken out or renewed via this Paypal link. Price 20 Euro annually. Members receive discounts on events and conferences and will have access to events run by NIHBS over the summer such as queen rearing workshops.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Membership of NIHBS