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Jack Hassett – NIHBS Conference

Jack Hassett, who is pursing his doctorate at Limerick Institute of Technology, will be giving an update on his DNA analysis of the native bee population throughout the island of Ireland on the morning of Saturday 10th February. NIHBS has … Continue reading

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Nihbs Conference 9-10 February

Just a week away from the Nihbs conference in Athlone. We have a wide variety of speakers to suit beekeepers of all levels and there will be traders stalls with all you need for the forthcoming season. Conference Flyer

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Producing queens and nucs – Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda

Eoghan will be giving a lecture at the NIHBS conference on Saturday 10th February explaining how he produces queens and nucs Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda is a fourth generation Irish beekeeper.   Having learned the craft through helping his father, at … Continue reading

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Pollinator Plan update – Úna Fitzpatrick

Úna Fitzpatrick from the National Biodiversity Centre will be giving an update on the Ireland Pollinator plan at 2pm on Saturday 10th February. The venue is the NIHBS conference, Athlone Springs Hotel. Úna has a Ph.D. in Botany.  She worked … Continue reading

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Irene Power-easy nucs

Irene Power will be giving a talk titled ‘easy nucs’ at 3pm on Saturday 10th February at the NIHBS conference. Irene Power comes from a well-known and successful beekeeping family. She has had many successes in honey shows in Ireland … Continue reading

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Athlone Springs hotel discounted rooms

The Athlone Springs hotel has offered rooms at a discount to anyone attending the NIHBS conference. There are still a few left but the cut off date for the discount is next Tuesday 23rd January

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Setting up a queen rearing group – Jonathan Getty

Jonathan Getty will be giving a lecture on how to set up a queen rearing group at 7pm on Friday 9th Feb at the NIHBS conference in Athlone. Jonathan Getty is secretary of the Belfast & District branch of the … Continue reading

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Ralph Büchler lectures at NIHBS conference Athlone

Dr. Ralph Büchler will be giving two lectures at the NIHBS conference. The first is on Friday 9th February at 6pm and is titled ‘Organisation and breeding program of the German breeder association AGT.’ The second lecture will be given … Continue reading

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Bees, Beekeepers and the environment – Willie O’ Byrne

Willie O’ Byrne will be giving a talk at the NIHBS conference on Saturday 10th Feb. Willie started beekeeping in 1984 with one hive of bees, which, provided the spark to progress to managing 40 stocks.  He uses wooden Nationals … Continue reading

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NIHBS Conference Traders

This is the time of year to prepare for the next bee season. If you need frames, foundation, a nuc box, queen rearing equipment or some bee related reading material, the NIHBS conference on 9th-10th February is the place to … Continue reading

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