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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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Keep a lookout for the Asian Hornet

There was a nest discovered in England in 2016 and another hornet turned up in central Scotland recently. Be aware that this pest could also appear in Ireland. There is information and a guide to identification here

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Project Officer Vacancy All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Please see below details of a Project Officer Vacancy at the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Dear Pollinator Plan partner, Our project officer Dr Erin Jo Tiedeken has been offered a job back in the US and is leaving us in a … Continue reading

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Scottish Native Honey Bee Society

This new organisation held its inaugural meeting on Saturday 1st April. NIHBS will be a strong supporter of their work with Apis mellifera mellifera in Scotland. There is a brief report here  

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Munster Seminar Mallow Saturday 8th April

See Details here  

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Prizewinners from NIHBS Athlone Conference

Click here to see the list of prizewinners

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Irish Times letter about hedgerow destruction

Sir, – Today the Heritage Bill will be debated in Seanad Éireann. Introduced by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys, the Bill proposes to permit “the cutting, grubbing and otherwise destroying” of hedgerows in … Continue reading

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Support our pollinators

An Open Message to all TDs and Senators We The Native Irish Honey Bee Society ask on behalf of all Pollinators, not to pass legislation contained in the Heritage Bill section 8-1 and 8-2 Part 3 wildlife section of the … Continue reading

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NIHBS Conference Athlone 10th-11th February

Don’t miss out! https://www.facebook.com/events/203401883459321/

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