Monthly Archives: August 2014

The northern colletes bee is classified as rare

For 70 years it was thought rare bee species had vanished… now a sighting on the north coast creates a buzz Read more in the Belfast Telegraph

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Instruction video for using MAQS strips

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Varroa sugar shake mite count video

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Urban Bee Scene is Buzzing

What is known as a congested district board shaped hive, originally designed by the abbots of 23 Merchant’s Quay, Dublin, in 1884, has a heavy gabled roof and overlapping top to cope with a wet and windy climate. Its strip-lapped … Continue reading

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Varroa Monitoring – count the mites accurately

NIHBS has been promoting the development of a native bee which can coexist with the varroa mite more successfully than at present. Some colonies of bees deal better with mites than others and in part this has a genetic basis … Continue reading

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Rooftop Apiary

23 July 2014: Rooftop apiaries have become a fixture in cities such as London and Tokyo in recent years, and today Dublin welcomed the first bee colony to be housed on a commercial building. Read more

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UBKA Conference 20-21 March 2015

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