Native Irish Honey Bee Society – Apis mellifera mellifera

Native Irish Honey Bee Society
Apis mellifera mellifera

Dromore queen rearing group

Contact: William Blakely

Based at Tullyhenan Fort near Banbridge.


The group meets on Thursday evening and Saturday morning during the summer bee breeding season.

Website Dromore Beekeepers

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    1. Robert. You need to contact Dromore group directly but noone will have queens until late May or June. The queen rearing season is only just getting started. Native queens are not usually available until June.

  1. Hello William,
    I was at meeting on Tuesday night and would like to register for the Queen
    rearing course– when does it start ?
    Thanking You,

    1. The Dromore queen rearing group starts in May. Last year it was held on Thursday evenings at Tullyhenan near Banbridge but it might be a different night this year as the organiser Willy Blakely is not free on Thursdays now.
      Any of the Dromore committee will have info. You could try Robert McCreary or Liam Murtagh or Jesús Borobia

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