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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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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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