With the confirmation of the Small Hive Beelte in Southern Italy recently, The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has put together an info sheet for Irish Beekeepers on what to look out for and how to recognise it.

DAFM Notice on Outbreak of Small Hive Beetle in Italy (PDF Format)

DAFM Notice on Outbreak of Small Hive Beetle in Italy (Word Format)

Small Hive Beetle Information and Monitoring Note 2015 (PDF Format)



The Fota Honey Show 2017!

Fota Honey Show will take place on Sunday the 1st of October in the Education Centre of the Wildlife Park

A schedule for the show is available here

Looking for honey labels and FIBKA lids?

For anyone looking to get the FIBKA jar lids or tamper proof labels for your honey, we have put together the following guidelines in how to apply for them. The document can be downloaded here

Hedge cutting

If you wish to report hedge cutting out of season
Contact the people below
National Parks & Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Dublin 2
For General Queries:
Tel: +353-1-888 3242
LoCall 1890 383 000 (within Republic of Ireland only - rates charged for the use of 1890 numbers may vary among different service providers)
Fax: +353-1-888 3272
E-mail: nature.conservation@ahg.gov.ie
Web: www.npws.ie

Disease Sampling Form

Teagasc offers a Honeybee disease diagnostic service to beekeepers, more information available here

Bee Research Project!

FIBKA are co operating with CIT to run a beehealth project to improve the genetic diversity of Irish honey bee stocks, funding needed either corporate or individual. Click here for more info!

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Great news! - The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is released this week. Click here for more info!

Got something to say!?

We are looking for people to submit articles on beekeeping or anything related to it, on a once off or a regular basis. If you think you could put pen to paper, then please email the Beachaire Manager, Dermot O'Flaherty at  manager.beachaire@irishbeekeeping.ie