Native Irish Honey Bee Society – Apis mellifera mellifera

Native Irish Honey Bee Society
Apis mellifera mellifera

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 with a small compliment of polystyrene hives of mixed designs.  Nuclei are both wood and polystyrene.  He has native black bees, bringing in queens from reputable Irish sources to maintain quality.

Over the years Willie has written the “Cribbage” section of An Beachaire as well as doing “Questions and Answers”.   He continues to write beekeeping articles for the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal on a six to eight week interval.

Willie contributes to beekeeping education by lecturing at association level and at the summer school in Gormanston.  He has delivered many beginners courses over the years which have benefited beekeeping.   He also visits schools and provide talks at clubs.

Willie O’Byrne, C.F.L. Nat. Dip. Sc. (Apic), Nat. Cert. Sc. (Apic), Bee-master, Food Hygiene Cert. 

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