inibThe Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers will be holding their annual conference and honey show on Saturday the 21st of October 2017 in...

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Oxford Island
BT66 6NJ

Guest Speakers: Mark Winston and Jurgen Tautz. There will also be speakers from Butterfly Conservation and The All Ireland Pollination Plan

 You can find out more information by clicking on the Conference Brochure below!

INIB Booking form and brochure PDF



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

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