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Bee Day for Beginners 2016

Have you ever really thought about where honey comes from?

Have you ever wondered, "Could I become a beekeeper?"

Following on from the success of its inaugural "Bee-Day" in 2013, the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers is, again, running a free event to help the curious answer these questions.

At the Navan Centre, (81 Killylea Road, Armagh. BT60 4LD), on Saturday 12th November 2016. 09:30 to 16:00

More Information here!

Bee Day Flyer and Booking Form!

All Ireland Pollinator Plan

Another article by our good friend Juergen Tautz

Another article by our good friend Juergen Tautz. http://www.hobos.de/en/teachers-pupils/news/news/article/kolumne-von-juergen-tautz-bienen-als-schaedlingsbekaempfer.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=54

Posted by INIB-Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Bee Book Website available JULY 2016

'While many of your members will purchase bee books from their local bookshop - or Amazon, you and your members may be interested in this Bee Book site Northern Bee Books
It lists a very wide selections of titles.
List of New Titles Just Added



Just CLICK for more photos!

INIB Conference photos 2015

Neonicotinoid Information for Beekeepers

Please find below information on the recent Moratorium regarding Neonicotinoids. This statement has been posted on the BBKA website and should be of interest to all beekeepers.


Small Hive Beetle

As you are aware, Small Hive Beetle has been discovered in Italy last year and the experts say it is only a matter of time before it reaches us - most probably bought in by beekeepers, rather than fruit, flowers or plants - vigilance and awareness is essential so to assist you attached is a Small Hive Beetle (SHB) flyer, which INIB & UBKA have jointly had printed for distribution to as many beekeepers as possible. Email: INIB Secretary

SHB Flyer
Click on the photo above for a full PDF.

Courtesy of UBKA, we have a supply of SHB traps, complete with instructions and a return envelope to AFBI. These are already being distributed to UBKA Associations in Northern Ireland, so you may well receive a trap via your own Association.
However, if you are an INIB member only, and would like a trap, please let me know and we will arrange for one to be sent out to you. Email: INIB Secretary
Tom Williamson of DARD along with UBKA and INIB representatives are currently in the process of setting up SHB Sentinel Apiaries , we will let you have more details as we get them.
Thank you for your support with the survey, fly and trap.
Working together for the benefit of the bees is the way forward !


Newsletter of The Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers

For regular copies of The Buzz and BBKA news, why not join INIB.
For further information contact Lyndon Wortley at: membershipsecretary@inibeekeepers.com

Updated, JUNE 2016 by Webmaster

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