Social Media

Social Media Messages

These Social Media Messages and Cards can be freely downloaded and posted to individuals’ and organizations’ social media accounts. Just cut-and-paste the text and then download the corresponding card (or use your own). We only ask that you tag/mention us, using @nihbs on Facebook and Twitter and @thenativeirishhoneybeesociety on Instagram. Thanks!

Save #Apismelliferamellifera! 
 
After thousands of years adapting to Ireland’s unique climate, the dark European honey bee is threatened. Importation of other subspecies dilutes their pure genetics and spreads diseases.
 
#BanImportedBees #BuyNativeBees 
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#Varroa
#EuropeanFoulbrood
#AsianHornet
What’s next…#SmallHiveBeetle!? 
 
Give our native #Apismelliferamellifera honey bees a break! #BanImportedBees and the invasive pests, pathogens and diseases that hitch a ride on them into Ireland and the UK. 
 
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Irish beekeepers prefer our native dark honey bee, #Apismelliferamellifera. @nuigalway reports that 90% of Irish beekeepers work with Amm; an @IBAclg survey shows that 82% of respondents use Amm, even large-scale honey producers. 
#EvolutionWorks #BanImportedBees 
Join @NIHBS @BBKA @FIBKA @IBAclg @UlsterBees & @INIB1 against importing non-native honey bees into Ireland.
 
If we collect 100k signatures, the UK Parliament must debate the issue. UK/N Ireland residents: sign the petition,
#BanImportedBees
 
Local bee breeding programmes ensure that the pure genetic line of native Irish honey bees (#Apismelliferamellifera) is preserved from dilution by imported subspecies. 
 
Help save OUR bees!
 
#BanImportedBees
#BuyNativeBees 
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Contrary to popular belief, #Apismelliferamellifera is not going extinct. Wild populations in trees and buildings, along with bee breeding programmes are helping to preserve their unique genetics. 
 
Help save a part of Ireland’s apicultural heritage. 
 
 
#BanImportedBees #BuyNativeBees
Share your #Apismelliferamellifera story. 
 
What characteristics of the native Irish honey bee (aka dark European honey bee) do you appreciate most?
 
 #BanImportedBees
#BuyNativeBees
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Share your #Apismelliferamellifera story. 
 
In your opinion, why is the native Irish honey bee (aka dark European honey bee) worth protecting by banning the importation of non-native subspecies?
 
#BanImportedBees
#BuyNativeBees
 
Learn more at www.nihbs.org