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NUIG bee treatment survey

Dear Beekeeper, In recent years some beekeepers in Ireland have begun to monitor levels of varroa in their hives and to only treat colonies that are not controlling varroa themselves. Some beekeepers have colonies doing well for multiple years without … Continue reading

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COLOSS: Honey Bee Colony Loss/Survival Survey 2019/2020

COLOSS: Honey Bee Colony Loss/Survival Survey 2019/2020 Dear Secretary and fellow beekeepers This short correspondence is a reminder that it is now time to complete the year’s annual COLOSS survey on winter colony losses. To ensure that the data collected … Continue reading

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Bernadette Ferguson

We were very sorry to learn of the sudden death of our respected friend and colleague Bernadette Ferguson on April 9th 2020.     Bernadette was a lovely and inspirational woman who, as a member of The Native Irish Honey … Continue reading

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Sicamm Conference Athlone postponed until September 2021

NEW Dates – 3rd to 5th September 2021 and black bee excursions on 5th & 6th   Good news!  We are delighted to confirm that our key speakers, Tom Seeley, Andrew Abrahams and Raffaele Dall’Olio will still be able to … Continue reading

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NIHBS Munster Seminar reminder 7th March

Don’t forget to put 7th March in your Diary There will be a full day of bee related talks followed by the NIHBS AGM Full details can be found here  

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UBKA conference 14th-15th Feb

A full list of conference speakers including Tom Seeley can be found here The conference takes place it the usual venue of Greenmount College Antrim BT41 4PS

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Birds, Bees & Trees Feb 8th and 9th

Free Event National Museum of Ireland Explore biodiversity and nature this February 08 February 2020, to 09 February 2020, Turlough Park (Country Life). Spring into life this February with a special two-day event for all of the family, from 11am … Continue reading

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NIHBS Munster seminar 2020

Munster Seminar 2020 Honey Bee Improvement Seminar Saturday, 7th March 2020 Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary (Exit 11, M8)

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Mayo queen rearing and bee improvement day 14th July

Bee Improvement and Queen Rearing Workshop Time: Sunday 14th July at 2pm Address: Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo (about 6 miles from Ballina on the Tubbercurry side) Eircode: F26 T257 in Google maps should bring you right to the door

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Donegal queen rearing and bee improvement day 14 July

Three Rivers Beekeepers Association Bee Improvement Workshop Venue: An Earagail Apiary, Dunlewey, on Sunday 14th July starts 2pm. Dunlewey, Gweedore, Co Donegal, eircode F92Y3X4 in Google maps should bring you right to the door. Directions. From Letterkenny take the N56 … Continue reading

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