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Randy Oliver

Not to be missed; Randy Oliver will be at the Tullamore Court Hotel on Sunday the 18th. September at 2:30pm. the theme will be ” What future for the local bee” This event is organised by The Native Irish Honey … Continue reading

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Mite counts for NUIG

NUIG wishes to clarify a misunderstanding some beekeepers might have regarding samples of bees to send in. Keith Browne needs a sample of ten bees from each hive where a mite count has taken place. If a bee sample was … Continue reading

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NUIG researchers come up with plan bee for survival

We have a subspecies in Ireland that is endangered in Europe, and Ireland is likely to be the last stronghold of this species,” said Prof Grace McCormack, from the Molecular Evolution and Systematics Laboratory at NUI Galway Read more in … Continue reading

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Bee improvement workshops Naas and Sligo

There are two Bee Improvement workshops coming up in early August. Colm O’Neill will hold a workshop on Saturday 6th August at 2.00 p.m. at his home apiary in Naas, Co Kildare. Pat Finnegan will hold a workshop on Sunday, 7th … Continue reading

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National Apiculture Programme 2016-2019

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites detailed proposals from suitable research institutions for a scientific programme of work to achieve the objectives of the National Apiculture Programme 2016-2019. Document below National Apiculture Programme 2016-2019

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Deise Bee Breeders open day

The Deise Beebreeding Group will be holding a NIHBS open day at Pat Deasy’s home apiary (Just outside Youghal, Co. Cork) on Saturday the 16th of July at 2.00pm Topics to be covered include: Managing our native honey bee Methods … Continue reading

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NUIG wants to bring back the native Irish honey bee

NUIG has joined forces with NIHBS (The Native Irish Honey Bee Society) to breed a strain that will be tolerant to the devastating Varroa Destructor parasite. Read more in the Connacht Tribune

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Galtee Bee Breeding Group – Bee Improvement Workshop 19 June

Galtee Bee Breeding Group – Bee Improvement Workshops Hosted by GBBG and Galtee Honey Farm Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir Sunday,19th. June, 2.00 p.m. Cover Charge: NIHBS Members – €5, Non Members – €10 Programme of Demonstrations Colony Evaluation and Simple … Continue reading

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Varroa project mite counts

We now have participants for Count 1 from all counties except:  Dublin, Wicklow,  Kilkenny, Longford, Roscommon, Cavan & Fermanagh It would be great to get data on Varroa from all 32 counties. Can you help by encouraging a beekeeper from … Continue reading

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Varroa count demonstration Tullamore 15 May

Varroa Tolerance Breeding Programme: Keith Browne of NUIG, will give a demonstration on the sugar shaker method of counting mites and will give a talk on the breeding programme in Tullamore on 15th May at 1.00 p.m. Venue:  OBKA apiary … Continue reading

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