The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations FIBKA

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Honey Bees


A lot of people have contacted us, concerned about various bees and other flying insects around their house and garden. Ireland has 98 species of bees (one third of which are threatened with extinction), wasps and flies and sometimes it can be difficult to identify which is which. One thing they all have in common is that they are all pollinators, i.e. they pollinate…

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No Pollen – No Bees

Let’s be honest. Most beekeepers keep bees to obtain a crop of honey, and value their bees on these basics. But Nature however has other

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Bee Basics

There are many different species of bees but they are split into 2 different categories – Social Insects and Semi-Social Insects…

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