COLOSS survey on winter colony losses

The annual COLOSS survey on winter colony losses is now available for completion online

Alternatively, it can be completed manually by printing the PDF file here.
Completed survey should be returned to Mary F Coffey, Teagasc, Oakpark Research Centre, Carlow.
Closing date is 1 June 2016
Please participate…Thank you

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The Dublin Honey Project

The Dublin Honey Project: Generating a buzz about the sweetness of urban beekeeping
As well as producing distinctive and highly prized urban honey, the Dublin Honey Project is spreading the word about the lost art of beekeeping

Read more in the Irish Independent

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Product of the Year

Produced using native Irish Black Bees gathering nectar from a huge variety of flora from three counties, it is a complex affair, a deep golden amber with a taste profile to match, robust toffees and caramels that dissolve into grace notes of clover and blackberry.

Read more in the Irish Examiner

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REVIEW INTO OPTIONS FOR RESTOCKING HONEY BEE COLONIES IN SCOTLAND

Read the full report

Lots of relevant stuff here re. queen rearing and native bees in Scotland.

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The bad weather of last summer and autumn was bad news for bees

This autumn and winter was rough on bees and many beekeepers are opening hives to find their bees have died out.

Read more in the Irish Examiner

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UBKA conference starts tomorrow Fri 11th March

If anyone is attending the UBKA conference at Greenmount Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March please call by the Native Irish Honey Bee Society stand to renew your membership or join up to receive quarterly issues of The Four Seasons magazine.
Should be a great conference with Tom Seeley as the keynote speaker. Lots of trade stands as well.
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NIHBS conference and AGM

View of the large crowd at the recent NIHBS conference and AGM 20160206_094941 20160206_095241

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upcoming events

Event Dates Venue Organiser Website
UBKA Conference 11-12 March, 2016 Greenmount, Antrim UBKA www.ubka.org
Spring Convention 8-10 April, 2016 Shropshire BBKA www.bbka.org
Bee Health Seminar 9th April, 2016 Mallow NIHBS www.nihbs.org
Beekeeping Summer Course 24-29 July, 2016 Gormanston FIBKA www.irishbeekeeping.ie
BIBBA Conference 20-22 Sept. 2016 Isle of Man Roger Patterson www.bibba.com
SICAMM Conference 20-23 Oct. 2016 Netherlands Philip Denwood www.sicamm.org
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NIHBS officers and postholders 2016

At the recent AGM in Athlone the following were elected for 2016

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NIHBS Bee Health Seminar, Mallow

Hibernian Hotel, Mallow Co. Cork, 9th April

Details in the link below

NIHBSMallowSeminar2016

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