BEE SWARMS can be collected free of charge by the Association.
This book is a long awaited reference for all serious beekeepers. In the pages
John McMullan sets out the explanations and pictures of bee diseases that beekeepers everywhere will come across, clearly and concisely.
Importantly from within these pages a good beekeeper will be able to make that first assessment and possible diagnosis.
Also Ben Harden, Northern Bee Books or Amazon.co.uk.
Note the new address for Bee Disease Diagnostic Service.
The beekeeper should send samples of bees - in the case of adult diseases, and comb - in the case of brood diseases, for disease diagnosis.
This is the only reliable method of disease detection. Currently there is NO fee for this service. Send your samples to:
Dr Mary F Coffey
Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre
Remember to include your Name and Address for return information. In order to test for adult bee diseases, a sample of 30 bees is required. The sample can be collected in a match box by partly protruding the tray, holding it nearly flat over the bees, on the crown board or at the front entrance,
and drawing it back with a sweeping movement. Bees can be killed by placing them in the freezer for 24 hours before posting. Label each sample showing apiary, hive number together with your name and address. On no account should
plastic containers be used as the bees decompose rapidly in these containers.
Annual General Meeting
At our AGM on Thursday 5th October 2017 the following members were elected:
Chairperson: Mick Moyna;
Deputy chairperson: Paula Butler;
At North Dublin Beekeepers “Honey Tasting Night”, on Thursday 2rd November 2017, is now established as an annual event.
At the Association barbeque on Saturday 2nd September 2017
The Queen at the Fingal Show.