Monthly Archives: May 2016

NUIG wants to bring back the native Irish honey bee

NUIG has joined forces with NIHBS (The Native Irish Honey Bee Society) to breed a strain that will be tolerant to the devastating Varroa Destructor parasite. Read more in the Connacht Tribune

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Galtee Bee Breeding Group – Bee Improvement Workshop 19 June

Galtee Bee Breeding Group – Bee Improvement Workshops Hosted by GBBG and Galtee Honey Farm Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir Sunday,19th. June, 2.00 p.m. Cover Charge: NIHBS Members – €5, Non Members – €10 Programme of Demonstrations Colony Evaluation and Simple … Continue reading

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Varroa project mite counts

We now have participants for Count 1 from all counties except:  Dublin, Wicklow,  Kilkenny, Longford, Roscommon, Cavan & Fermanagh It would be great to get data on Varroa from all 32 counties. Can you help by encouraging a beekeeper from … Continue reading

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Varroa count demonstration Tullamore 15 May

Varroa Tolerance Breeding Programme: Keith Browne of NUIG, will give a demonstration on the sugar shaker method of counting mites and will give a talk on the breeding programme in Tullamore on 15th May at 1.00 p.m. Venue:  OBKA apiary … Continue reading

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COLOSS survey on winter colony losses

The annual COLOSS survey on winter colony losses is now available for completion online Alternatively, it can be completed manually by printing the PDF file here. Completed survey should be returned to Mary F Coffey, Teagasc, Oakpark Research Centre, Carlow. … Continue reading

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