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Connemara ‘Hybrid Bee’ alert

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Current NIHBS Statement regarding the importation of bees into Ireland

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Annual COLOSS survey

This annual COLOSS Survey is a key task in the National Apiculture Programme and is part of an international survey on monitoring winter colony losses across Europe and beyond. To ensure that the data collected is representative of Irish beekeeping, … Continue reading

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Bee import plan could have a sting in the tail

They say a plan by English businessman Patrick Murfet to next month use Northern Ireland as a staging post in his bid to import up to 15 million Italian bees into Britain, poses a threat to the health of the … Continue reading

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Statement regarding potential honeybee imports into Ireland

The Statement below from NIHBS is also supported by IBA, UBKA and INIB. These organisations cover a substantial number of beekeepers in Ireland. IBA – The Irish Bee Beekeepers Association CLG has approximately 1200 members from 24 affiliated local beekeeping … Continue reading

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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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