Monthly Archives: November 2015

Beekeepers on alert over disease risks with imported hives such as the hive beetle

Concerns among the country’s 2,500 beekeepers were raised in the Dáil regarding the risks associated with the importation of bees, particularly the hive beetle which was discovered in Italy last year, having arrived there from Africa. Read more in the … Continue reading

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BIBBA Conference 20th-22nd September 2016

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) will be holding their biennial conference in the Isle of Man Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd September 2016. This follows the highly successful 50th anniversary conference that was held in Llangollen in … Continue reading

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Hive talkin’: Bee genes could be key to honeybee survival

Some beehives in Ireland seem to be able to resist the mite – or at least to tolerate its presence. And the hunt is now on to find these bees and identify the genes that confer this resistance. Read more … Continue reading

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NIHBS delegation at Leinster House

Representatives of NIHBS were at Leinster House on 10th November to meet TDs and members of the Senate to discuss the various threats to the native bee population in Ireland. The main threats are due to the current policy of … Continue reading

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