News and Articles

Club News & Activities

Free Laboratory Testing for Your Bees

Testing your bees in now free, for the time being at least. You should send your sample of 30 bees or a section of comb if it is a suspected brood disease, for diagnosis. This is the only reliable method of disease detection.

Read More »

Asian Hornet Found in Scotland – Confirmed

Vespa Velutina has become an invasive species in France where it is believed to have arrived in boxes of pottery from China in 2004. Humans have been attacked after disturbing hornets; although the species is not aggressive it “charges in a group as soon as it feels its nest is threatened”. People have been hospitalised in France after suffering anaphylactic shock as a result of multiple stings. Because of hornets’ larger size, their sting is more serious than that of a bee.

Read More »

Build Your Own NUC or Buy

Seán Duffy shows members Ian Speirs and Gerry Mac Eoin how to quickly make a pinewood NUC from scratch. No tea and cakes today. Straight down to work. Seán, chairman of the Tribes Beekeepers Association, builds his own hives and NUCs and agreed to give a small demonstration to a small group of members at the clubhouse on Saturday.

Read More »

Beekeeping Articles

How to Start Beekeeping in Ireland

How to Start Beekeeping in Ireland. You may have figured that out already that after reading all the books and watching a ton of YouTube videos you still seem to be missing a link or two. You just can’t quite get started. What to do?

Read More »