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Three counties beekeeping association

3 Counties Beekeeping Association Over the last number of years I have been a keen beekeeper in the north side of the Galtee mountains where I have had a couple of successful days in January 2015 and 2016 informing locals … Continue reading

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Galtee Bee Breeders AGM

The Galtee Bee Breeders will hold their AGM on Sunday 29th Jan. in the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel Cahir at 2pm. New members are more than welcome to join.

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NIHBS Conference

The Native Irish Honey Bee Society will hold its annual conference in The Athlone Springs Hotel on Friday the 10th. and Saturday 11th. February. Special rates have been agreed with the Hotel phone 090 644 4444 and mention you are … Continue reading

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2017 NIHBS membership

Anyone joining now will get membership until the end of 2017. You can use Paypal or Credit card via the link on the home page.

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Survival of the honey bee is critical for spring pollination

GETTING through the winter isn’t simple. However, the honey bee is one of the few insect species that is adapted to survive winter without becoming completely dormant. The genetic background of the colony also influences the overwintering success. In a … Continue reading

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Asian Hornet confirmed in UK

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Randy Oliver

Not to be missed; Randy Oliver will be at the Tullamore Court Hotel on Sunday the 18th. September at 2:30pm. the theme will be ” What future for the local bee” This event is organised by The Native Irish Honey … Continue reading

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Mite counts for NUIG

NUIG wishes to clarify a misunderstanding some beekeepers might have regarding samples of bees to send in. Keith Browne needs a sample of ten bees from each hive where a mite count has taken place. If a bee sample was … Continue reading

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NUIG researchers come up with plan bee for survival

We have a subspecies in Ireland that is endangered in Europe, and Ireland is likely to be the last stronghold of this species,” said Prof Grace McCormack, from the Molecular Evolution and Systematics Laboratory at NUI Galway Read more in … Continue reading

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Bee improvement workshops Naas and Sligo

There are two Bee Improvement workshops coming up in early August. Colm O’Neill will hold a workshop on Saturday 6th August at 2.00 p.m. at his home apiary in Naas, Co Kildare. Pat Finnegan will hold a workshop on Sunday, 7th … Continue reading

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