While NIHBS’ mission is the conservation of the native Irish Honey Bee Apis mellifera mellifera, we will play a role in the conservation of native pollinators. NIHBS will endeavor to educate Irish beekeepers and the general public in ways and means of improving the environment for all. Not only does this involve native honey bees but all species of native bees, hoverflies, butterflies, moths and other pollinators – some of which are on the endangered list at the present time. This will involve the education of beekeepers and the public in general.
We will continue as far as possible in the provision of literature and lectures on the improvement of the environment and the promotion of plant biodiversity to help support Irelands pollinators and other wildlife. NIHBS is a stakeholder in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and are represented on the AIPP Honey Bee Strategy Committee.
Conservation Areas (CAs)
Conservation Areas for the native Irish honey bee, Apis mellifera mellifera