Monthly Archives: May 2015

China Bee Beard record

Philip McCabe had a go at this in 2005 philipwithbanners.jpg The Chinese have set the bar high at 109 kilos of bees Chinese world record  

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Tribes Beekeepers workshop

A NIHBS workshop will be held in Kilcoran, Clarinbridge on the 14th June at 1pm and will be hosted by the Tribes Beekeepers.

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Coolmore Bees Workshop 7 June

Coolmore Bees Workshop takes place on Sunday 7th June at 14.00. This is an open workshop with Registration on the day.

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Genetic Analysis of the Irish Honey Bee

Apis mellifera mellifera (Amm), the native Irish honey bee has survived on the island of Ireland for 1000’s of years. A period of near extinction due to the ‘Isle–of-Wight-disease’ (Acarine mites) led to the importation of non-native strains of honey … Continue reading

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The search for tolerance to Varroa in Irish honey bees

The island of Ireland has a serious problem with Varroa destructor, the parasitic mite that feeds on the body juices (haemolymph) of honey bee larvae. Varroa not only weakens bees directly through this feeding but the weakened bees are understood … Continue reading

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