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Galway Beekeeper’s invitation to Bee na G

Galway Beekeepers’ Association / Cumman Beachairí na Gaillimhe will be hosting several speakers and microscopy workshops as part of our Bee na G convention in the Connacht Hotel in Galway City on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2018.   … Continue reading

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Western Beekeepers in association with Zoology NUIG, Autumn Lectures 2018

A most interesting day of lectures on the honey bee and beekeeping. Our guest speaker is Mrs Celia Davis. Celia has a degree in Agriculture, was a Biology Teacher and Lecturer and began keeping bees in 1980. She passed all … Continue reading

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SICAMM conference report

NIHBS was represented at the recent Sicamm conference in Finland by Helen Mooney and Peter Neary NIHBS will be hosting the 2020 conference in Ireland A detailed report of the conference is available here

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SICAMM conference Abstracts

Abstracts from the conference are available here  

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Connemara workshop Sunday 1st July

A Bee Improvement workshop will be held in Sean Osborne’s (near Moycullen) apiary on Sunday 1st July. We will also include a beginners section so all beginners welcome. Bring your beesuit and gloves as many hives may be opened for … Continue reading

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Bee improvement day Naas Sunday 8th July

Bee Improvement Workshop on Sunday 8th July at 2:00pm   Venue: Apiary at Ladytown, Naas, Co. Kildare   Entry:  €5  – in aid of NIHBS Bee Research Fund   Email for directions:  colmdoneill@eircom.net

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Voluntary conservation areas

Several local associations have already made a voluntary declaration to work exclusively with our native Irish honeybee. Derry and district BKA last night voted to become a voluntary conservation area for Amm. Other groups to have done the same this … Continue reading

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John Summerville bee improvement workshop 17th June

John Summerville is holding a Bee Improvement workshop on Sunday 17th June at 2.00 p.m. Venue:  Apiary at Clonminch, Tullamore. Email for directions   svillejohn@gmail.com

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Nucs and volunteers wanted for bee health project

Eleanor Attridge FIBKA Bee Health Officer – URGENT 48 Stocks of bees wanted for research project.  1. Right now we need beekeepers to come forward and supply 48 stocks of bees ( nucs made up now with AMM bees, disease … Continue reading

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Galtee Bee Breeding Group workshop 10th June

Workshop in Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing on Sunday 10th June,   at Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Co. Tipperary     Workshops on various aspects of honey bee improvement and queen rearing   Registration at 2.00 p.m.    Members of GBBG and NIHBS – €5;    Non … Continue reading

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