Native Irish Honey Bee Society – Apis mellifera mellifera

Native Irish Honey Bee Society
Apis mellifera mellifera

Setting up a queen rearing group – Jonathan Getty

Jonathan Getty will be giving a lecture on how to set up a queen rearing group at 7pm on Friday 9th Feb at the NIHBS conference in Athlone.

Jonathan Getty is secretary of the Belfast & District branch of the Ulster Beekeepers Association and is at least a fourth generation beekeeper in the Getty family. His main beekeeping interest is queen rearing based on our native bee Apis mellifera mellifera. He started up the Belfast Minnowburn queenrearing group several years ago and he also manages over 70 colonies of his own. Jonathan holds a BSc Hons in Psychology from Queens University Belfast and gained a postgraduate teaching qualification at Stranmillis Training College. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.

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  1. Hello.
    I am a member of bradford bee keepers uk.

    We recently had an informal talk from Paul and Dave (sorry I didn’t get their surnames) about black bees. They said they’d made contact with you and that we could order queens from you.

    I would like to buy one please. How do I go about this please?

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