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Some INIB Thank Yous

A full write up and photos, along with the honey show winners will appear in the next edition of The Buzz, which will be sent to all members before Christmas, but meanwhile, a few “thank yous” are due.
Thanks to Bill and Sesi Turnbull for their commitment to not only INIB, but Northern Ireland Beekeepers in general, it was great to see Bill cutting the ribbon and unveiling the plaque at Mid Ulster. Ed Winters for all the excellent photos of the MUBKA official opening, the INIB Conference and Honey Show. Our speakers, Harry, Timothy, Sue and Greg between them have so much beekeeping knowledge , hopefully those of you who attended all went home inspired. Our new MC - wasn’t he good - thanks Lyndon, you did a great job.
Thanks to everyone who entered the honey show and the judges and stewards, especially Jennifer Holmes, who had come all the way from the USA to judge and her lovely daughters who were such a help, we want them back again next year ! Congratulations to all the winners. Madeline and Jo did a sterling job as always and rose admirably to every challenge ! We had an entry for every class bar one. We were delighted to be able to offer a trophy for every class, including all the new ones. Wasn’t Brenda Monaghan’s best in show stunning ! And didn’t Valentine do well! INIB and UBKA Beekeeper of The Year.
To everyone who helped with the conference, Stephen Robinson for managing the bookings so efficiently and producing those lovely name badges. Brenda who helped on the registration desk and Chris Hodges for supervising the lunch. Our new system of vouchers for prepaid lunches worked well as far as we are aware.
Thanks to Thomas Ellis of Donegal Bees, who continues to support us with his stand and the lovely Rose Bowl Trophy - love the hat Thomas!
Our wonderful, wonderful sponsor, Robert Ditty, who helps us in so many ways. This year, Robert donated the delegate bags, the TV for the ballot, and of course his delicious scones and apple pie.
Thanks to firstsource for their generous sponsorship and the trophy - it was great to see Gabrielle and her beautiful daughter, Erin, on the day and we got some lovely photos with Bill, which are on the website.
As always, Martin and Pauline and the team at Lough Neagh did a great job and nothing was too much trouble. To Michael and Rae for hosting most of the speakers and their families, to Christina who hosted Sue and Timothy and of course, Michael and Rae for hosting the evening BBQ for the Judges, guests and friends.
There is no doubt a name that has been omitted, so sincere apologies!
Don't forget - AGM and Quiz on Thursday 10th at Gowdy’s.

INIB partners with firstsource

INIB is delighted to announce our partnership with firstsource.

Firstsource is a global provider of business process outsourcing services to customers in the banking and financial services, customer services, telecom and media and healthcare sectors.

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, they offer a wide range of services throughout the customer lifecycle to include: Customer Management, Collections Management, Data Processing & Transaction Processing and Consulting.

In line with being a socially responsible business, firstsource have made bees and pollination their biodiversity project for the year ahead.

Valentine Hodges with her UBKA and INIB Trophys for Beekeeper of the year!

More Information here!


Click on the image below for a larger picture of our 2016 Honeyshow results!

A report and pictures of our latest Conference to follow shortly!

All Ireland Pollinator Plan

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.


Newsletter of The Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers

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For further information contact Lyndon Wortley at: membershipsecretary@inibeekeepers.com

Updated, DECEMBER 2016 by Webmaster

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