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Queen Rearing and bee improvement day Naas -30th June

Venue:  – Colm ONeill’s apiary, Naas, Sunday 30th June starts at 2.30. Ladytown, Naas. W91 THF8 Look out for the ‘NIHBS Bee signs’ from the ‘Bundle Of Sticks’ Roundabout The M7 upgrade works are ongoing in the area, with an enforced speed … Continue reading

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Tullamore bee improvement day success

The Bee Improvement Workshop held in Tullamore was a great success. 72 people attended and thankfully the rain held off until the end . There was a large group from Galway with many others having travelled from Donegal, Wicklow, Cork, … Continue reading

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Nihbs bee improvement days

Queen Rearing & Bee Improvement Workshops:- 09/06/19, Sunday – Galtee Honey Farm in conjunction with GBBG, 2 – 5 p.m. 16/06/19, Sunday – John Summerville’s apiary, Tullamore. 30/06/19, Sunday – Colm ONeill’s apiary, Naas, starts at 2.30. 07/07/19, Sunday – Sean Osborne’s apiary, Connemara.  14/07/19, Sunday, – Donegal … Continue reading

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GBBG/NIHBS workshop day 9 June

Just a reminder that the GBBG/NIHBS workshop day will be held next Sunday 9th. June from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. at Glengarra Wood this is a most worthwhile afternoon where you can meet beekeepers and learning to improve your … Continue reading

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Ireland’s wild Honey bees

Ireland’s wild honey bees are defying the odds, and experts want to know why. Citizen scientists have been asked to participate in a new online survey to record sightings of the distinctive northern black “free living” bee. There is only … Continue reading

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Sicamm Conference September 2020

Expressions of Interest are invited for presentations to The 2020 SICAMM Conference Societas Internationalis pro Conservatione Apis melliferae melliferae To be held in Ireland, 4th – 6th September 2020 SICAMM/NIHBS 2020 Conference ‘Going Native – the Potential of the Black … Continue reading

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Coloss survey on winter losses

COLOSS: Honey Bee Colony Loss/Survival Survey 2018/2019 The annual COLOSS survey on winter colony losses is now available for completion online by clicking the hyperlink: Alternatively, it can be completed manually by printing the pdf file Completed surveys should be … Continue reading

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Successful Conference ends

This was our biggest conference to date with almost 200 enthusiastic native bee supporters in attendance           Many thanks to all of those who organised a very successful conference. The next conference in September 2020 will … Continue reading

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NIHBS conference starts tomorrow

6.00p.m Prof. Francis Ratnieks The Sussex Plan for honeybee health and well being: foraging, mating and disease control 7.00p.m. Poster Presentations. 1 Katherine Burns, UCD 2. Laura Curtin, LIT 7.20 p.m.Helen Mooney Open discussion, focusing on Chalkbrood 7.45 p.m.Presentation of … Continue reading

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NIHBS information leaflets

NIHBS information leaflets will be available at the conference next weekend – 1st and 2nd March

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