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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.



BBQ Masterclass on Saturday 27th June, by Robert Ditty and Michel Young in aid of GIFT International - www.giftinternational.org
The event was a great success, inspite of the threating rain. Thankfully it cleared up and everyone enjoyed a mixture of fine food and conversation. The final total amounted to £1900 raised for GIFT International and Janet and Catherine were on hand to thank the guest for their kindness.

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 !


Just CLICK on photo for more details!

INIB Conference 2015

Improve Your Bees by Raising Your Own Queens - a 2 day course.

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders' Association (BIBBA) will be running a small number of practical and theoretical queen rearing courses during 2015. These will be aimed at beekeepers who wish to improve their bees that show the characteristics of native bees, with emphasis on suitability to the environment, docility, calmness on the comb, ease of management, good use of stores, etc.
The first courses to be arranged will be held at Glan-yr-afon, Corwen, LL21 0HA in North Wales on 14/15 and 16/17 May. The two day course including refreshments and buffet lunches is £75 for BIBBA members, £85 for non members. Numbers will be limited. Please contact Steve Rose steve-rose@bibba.com or see www.bibba.com for more details, other dates and venues.
(I see this event is coming to Killinchy in November!)

New Bee Book Website available

'While many of your members will purchase bee books from their local bookshop - or Amazon, you and your members may be interested in the new site Northern Bee Books - just launched by Northern Bee Books.'
It lists a very wide selections of titles.

Latest Bee Books
New titles added February 2015

Beeswax Wanted

Laura Grey of Beeswax Worx is a beeswax candle maker based in Lisburn, and is looking for anyone in the area who still has any, preferably unfiltered, beeswax and is willing to sell her beeswax over the next year! Contact her email:- Laura Grey



Newsletter of The Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers

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

Updated, APRIL 2015 by Webmaster

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