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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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A significant pure population of the dark European honey bee remains in Ireland

Great to see the research carried out at LIT and NUIG published in the Journal of Apicultural Research. NIHBS members contributed by sending in samples for DNA testing. Ireland has one of the most pure Amm populations in Europe. Many … Continue reading

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COLOSS: Honey Bee Colony Loss/Survival Survey 2017/2018

The annual COLOSS survey on winter colony losses is now available for completion online by clicking the hyperlink: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coloss2018 Alternatively, it can be completed manually by printing the pdf file Completed surveys should be returned to Mary F Coffey, Teagasc, … Continue reading

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NIHBS information leaflets now available

NIHBS information leaflets

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NIHBS Leinster Conference Sunday 29th April

Note:  The full range of the new NIHBS Information Leaflets and Booklets will be available for sale on the day.   In addition, Paul O’Sullivan of Bee Supplies will attend with some beekeeping supplies – if you wish to order … Continue reading

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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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