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Conference and AGM 2018

The conference and AGM will take place on the 9th-10th February in Athlone. Conference details will follow later

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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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NIHBS Munster Meeting 11 November

Venue: Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork Sat 11th Nov Details here: NIHBSMallowMeeting2017

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Jurgen Tautz

Jurgen Tautz will be speaking at the INIB event in NI on Saturday 21st October 2017 agenda- inside

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Selecting for Hygienic behavior in the native bee

Pat Deasy has a project underway in West Waterford press report  

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Count Two varroa monitoring project

The mite counts should take place between 12th and 27th August. An overview of the programme can be found here  

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Beekeeping in South West Ireland

Nice video from Tim Rowe outlining some of the problems with the weather and the wildflowers

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GBBG + NIHBS (Munster Region) Bee Improvement / Queen Rearing Workshop Sunday 11th June

Galtee Bee Breeding Group + NIHBS (Munster Region) will hold a Bee Improvement / Queen Rearing Workshop Sunday 11th June, Registration: 1.30 – 2.00 p.m. At Galtee Honey Farm, Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir. Fee: Members – €5, Non Members – … Continue reading

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COLOSS winter losses survey

Please take the time to complete the survey on winter losses. The annual COLOSS survey on winter colony losses is now available for completion online by clicking the hyperlink  here Alternatively, it can be completed manually by printing the PDF … Continue reading

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