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Ireland joins international group trying to protect bees

Since 2015, Ireland has an All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP) in place. This was one of the first cross-sector attempts by any country to arrest the decline in pollinators. The initiative was led by Dr Una Fitzpatrick of the National Biodiversity … Continue reading

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NIHBS Munster Seminar

This will take place on Saturday 14th April in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow Speakers include Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda, Jack Hassett, Redmond Williams, Michael Maunsell and Dennis Ryan. Full details here

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Scottish Native Honey Bee conference

Scottish Native Honey Bee Society Annual Meeting – Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross Saturday 17 March 2018 at 10:00-16:00 Speakers: Per Kryger, Aarhus University, Denmark. Per is a Danish scientist working in the SMARTBEES and other projects. He will give … Continue reading

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Contact your MEP about protecting local bees

Dear Native Bee Supporter, The following is from POLLINIS – a very active group based in France who are campaigning for Native/Local honey bees. This is very important news for our bees especially in the wake of the recent research results … Continue reading

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Countdown to the NIHBS conference

Conference starts this Friday 9th February with talks by Ralph Buchler and Jonathan Getty. 5.00 p.m. Registration 6.00 p.m. Dr. Ralph Büchler – Organisation and breeding program of the German breeder association AGT. 7.00 p.m. Jonathan Getty – Setting up … Continue reading

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NIHBS Conference Mark Newenham

Mark Newenham of Coolmore Bees will be outlining his queen rearing method at 2.30 on the afternoon of Saturday 10th February. venue: Athlone Springs Hotel ‘Coolmore bees started back in 2005 with the original stock consisting of every bee under … Continue reading

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Jack Hassett – NIHBS Conference

Jack Hassett, who is pursing his doctorate at Limerick Institute of Technology, will be giving an update on his DNA analysis of the native bee population throughout the island of Ireland on the morning of Saturday 10th February. NIHBS has … Continue reading

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Nihbs Conference 9-10 February

Just a week away from the Nihbs conference in Athlone. We have a wide variety of speakers to suit beekeepers of all levels and there will be traders stalls with all you need for the forthcoming season. Conference Flyer

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Producing queens and nucs – Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda

Eoghan will be giving a lecture at the NIHBS conference on Saturday 10th February explaining how he produces queens and nucs Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda is a fourth generation Irish beekeeper.   Having learned the craft through helping his father, at … Continue reading

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Pollinator Plan update – Úna Fitzpatrick

Úna Fitzpatrick from the National Biodiversity Centre will be giving an update on the Ireland Pollinator plan at 2pm on Saturday 10th February. The venue is the NIHBS conference, Athlone Springs Hotel. Úna has a Ph.D. in Botany.  She worked … Continue reading

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