Monthly Archives: April 2015

COLOSS SURVEY 2015

COLOSS SURVEY 2015 Controlling pest and pathogens in a colony is the most serious challenge facing beekeepers. Not only is the number of pathogens increasing, but also a complex interaction between these pathogens is emerging which is making their management … Continue reading

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NIHBS Membership

2018 annual membership is 25 Euro and includes 4 copies of the Four Seasons magazine. Join now via Paypal or use your credit card to become a member for the first time or to renew an existing membership. If you … Continue reading

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Hornets could make a beeline to Ireland this Summer

The main threat posed by the two-inch- long black and yellow hornets, is their ability to kill up to 40 bees per minute- this allows the Hornets to decimate colonies of 30,000 honey-bees within a few hours and then swarm in and gorge on … Continue reading

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An Irishman’s Diary: The waggle dance of the honey bee

Honey bees are truly amazing creatures. They can travel up to 5km from the hive in search of pollen. They have an ingenious ability to communicate to their community just where they sourced the pollen – the waggle dance. Read … Continue reading

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Net closes on conwoman who boasts 40 aliases

She is now suspected of having built her business on supermarket honey that she repackaged as having been produced by “bees fed on wild heather” and sold on for a large profit. Holmes’ last known address was in Askeaton in … Continue reading

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Life Cycle of the Honeybee and Varroa Mite

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