Native Irish Honey Bee Society – Apis mellifera mellifera

Native Irish Honey Bee Society
Apis mellifera mellifera

Nosema Workshop Galway

Advance Science, the producers of HiveAliveTM, in partnership with the National University of Ireland Galway, is organising an evening workshop entitled “Nosema Workshop: Identifying your bees for Nosema”. We are very fortunate to have Dr Grace McCormack hosting the evening on the NUI Galway campus. Dr McCormack is the Head of Zoology here in NUI Galway and we have worked extensively with her. The evening will include an introduction to Nosema and then beekeepers will be shown how to prepare a sample and check for spores using their own bees. There will be microscopes for up to 35 people. She will also be able to help show beekeepers how to perform spore counts for establishing the amount of Nosema present. The workshop will be on the 27th of June at 7.30 pm. This will be a free event.

The venue will be the Marine Science Institute Annex, next to the Martin Ryan Institute, on the NUI Galway campus. When in Galway, drive from the Cathedral to the Hospital, go past the junction at Wards shop then take the next right. It is a 50 m walk across the green to the building. Parking is free after 5.30 pm. Remember to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bees!).

This is a great opportunity for beekeepers who want to know more about their bees. People can email or call 091 394459 with their name and contact number and email address to book a place.

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