Monthly Archives: October 2017

How our very own bees got their buzz back

I asked how each hive came to have its own personality? “It all has to do with the queen,” she explained. “The big thing in beekeeping now is breeding quiet bees. We have a guy in our association, Keith Pierce, … Continue reading

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Irish researcher proves native honeybee not extinct after all

“We have found that not only are these black bees a pure form of Apis mellifera mellifera, but they also have markers specific only to Ireland. The vast majority of the DNA samples taken showed greater than 95 per cent … Continue reading

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