Native Irish Honey Bee Society – Apis mellifera mellifera

Native Irish Honey Bee Society
Apis mellifera mellifera

Sicamm Conference Athlone postponed until September 2021

NEW Dates – 3rd to 5th September 2021 and black bee excursions on 5th & 6th


Good news!  We are delighted to confirm that our key speakers, Tom Seeley, Andrew Abrahams and Raffaele Dall’Olio will still be able to attend. 

UPDATE – December 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are keeping well despite Covid-19.  Looking after our bees kept many of us sane this year when other areas were very difficult.

Here in Ireland, we are learning to live with the virus and looking forward to having an effective vaccine soon. Earlier this week the 14 day Incidence Rate in the Republic of Ireland was 108 new cases per 100,000 of the population.  So far we have had 72,500 confirmed cases and 2053 deaths (our population is almost 5 million).

We are contacting you now just to confirm that the SICAMM conference is still planned for September 2021, as previously advised.

We also wanted to remind anyone who has already paid, that IF you would like a refund of the conference booking fee, please email me and we will arrange this via Paypal.  You must contact the hotel or B&B directly regarding the cancellation of accommodation bookings.

The situation will be kept under review, NIHBS and SICAMM board representatives will discuss in Spring 2021 and we will contact you again when more definite information should be available. 

We will soon circulate a Newsletter with more details of the conference program and updates about the SICAM mellifera FOUNDATION.  

Meanwhile, have a good winter, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you next year. 

IF you do not want further communications about this conference, please reply and I will remove your name from our list.

Regards, Loretta                                                                           Regards, Marleen, 

                                                                                                   President SICAM-mellifera

Loretta Neary

Honorary Secretary
The Native Irish Honey Bee Society



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