General Information


The Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers is a charitable organisation. It has a deep commitment to educating and informing the public about beekeeping. Each year the INIB runs a programme of events to help inform and educate people about honeybees and about the craft of beekeeping.

The highlight of the INIB calendar is the Annual Conference and Honey Show. In hosting the conference and other beekeeping related events, the INIB seeks to improve the knowledge of and standards of beekeeping in Northern Ireland.

The INIB’s annual programme is directed at the growing number of people who are interested in honeybees, beekeeping and the role these fascinating little insects have to play in our wider environment.  Honeybees and other pollinating insects are under continued and varied threat. The INIB works to inform people how they can help preserve these important insects.

INIB Policy Documents are shown below.


The INIB is pleased to acknowledge support from local businesses by providing links to their web sites;

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre

Award Winning Visitor Attraction

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre is a memorable experience, like no other.

An award winning tourist attraction, we are Ireland’s oldest working pottery. As one of Northern Ireland’s most popular and recognised tourist attractions, visitors and locals continue to flock to the visitor centre.  What makes the visitor experience most interesting for those who visit is the combined presentation of industrial heritage, design and craftsmanship.

Highlights include:

  • Belleek Pottery Tour (30mins)
  • Belleek Retail Showroom
  • Belleek Self Service Restaurant (Seats 90)
  • Pottery Museum of Belleek Artefacts
  • Rose Isle Garden and Picnic Area
  • Audio Visual Presentation available in 8 Languages
  • Bloomfield’s Trail Animated Children’s Tour
  • ONE SIXTY Photographic Exhibition


Baking excellence for over fifty years

The bakery was founded by Bobby Ditty, the father of our managing director Robert Ditty, in Castledawson in Northern Ireland back in 1963. Robert took over the business twenty years later and has overseen its continued expansion into new markets and new product ranges.

But one thing we’ve never changed is our commitment to traditional methods for producing hand–crafted baked goods, and using the finest locally sourced ingredients.

However, traditional doesn’t mean old–fashioned. We’re innovative bakers, always experimenting with new flavours and combinations, new ways to bring you fresh, exciting and above all, tasty ideas.


Policy Documents


Download our  Constitution.


Download our Privacy Statement.


Download our Environment Statement.


The INIB is one of the original signatories to the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and actively supports and promotes the different aspects of the Plan. Visit their web site.