Monthly Archives: May 2014

NIHBS queen rearing day at Coolmore Farm June 1.

Mark Newenham of Coolmore Farm hosted a queen rearing session on Sunday June 1st. The weather just about held out . About 30 people attended where they were instructed in marking queens, use of incubators & hot boxes, grafting, hive

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COLOSS 2014 Survey on Colony losses

Colony losses are a serious problem facing beekeepers as indicated by the high losses (37%) experienced by Irish beekeepers last year. Although this season, the situation looks more positive, it is still important to quantify the losses and identify the

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Swarm Collection

Swarm collection services in the Cork Area. Honeybees swarm typically from May to July in Ireland, but as beekeepers will tell you there’s nothing typical with Bees so you may see them at other times. Is it a swarm of

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