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List of accommodation around the Lurgan, Armagh area!

Conference and Honey Show Agenda (pdf}
Honey Show Schedule (pdf}
Honey Cake Recipe (pdf}
Honey Show Entry Form (pdf}

Bee Day for Beginners 2016

Have you ever really thought about where honey comes from?

Have you ever wondered, "Could I become a beekeeper?"

For 2017, the INIB's "Beginning with Bees" once again enjoys the hospitality of the Navan Centre, (81 Killylea Road, Armagh. BT60 4LD). Running from 09:30 to 16:00 on Saturday 18th November, this event is aimed at the steadily growing number of people who are interested in beekeeping and the role these industrious and captivating creatures play in our environment.

More Information here!

Bee Day Flyer and Booking Information!



Get your copy of the INIB Magazine "BUZZ"

Contact our Secretary: Caroline Thomson secretary@inibeekeepers.com


2016/17 Honey Bee Husbandry Survey

Biodiversity Northern Ireland

The Beekeepers Quartely by Northern Bee Books Issue 127

Butterfly Conservation: N. Ireland Branch

Treehugger: 700+ native bee species spiraling toward extinction

Bee Registered – Help DAERA Protect your Honey Bees

With a new beekeeping season just around the corner DAERA is encouraging the voluntary registration of beekeepers and their apiaries on a new web-based system.

Read the article here by clicking on the image below!

If you wish to register your Apiary use this link.


More Apiary registration methods!

INIB partners with firstsource

INIB is delighted to announce our partnership with firstsource.

Firstsource is a global provider of business process outsourcing services to customers in the banking and financial services, customer services, telecom and media and healthcare sectors.

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, they offer a wide range of services throughout the customer lifecycle to include: Customer Management, Collections Management, Data Processing & Transaction Processing and Consulting.

In line with being a socially responsible business, firstsource have made bees and pollination their biodiversity project for the year ahead.

Valentine Hodges with her UBKA and INIB Trophys for Beekeeper of the year!

More Information here!

Neonicotinoid Information for Beekeepers

Please find below information on the recent Moratorium regarding Neonicotinoids. This statement has been posted on the BBKA website and should be of interest to all beekeepers.


Small Hive Beetle

As you are aware, Small Hive Beetle has been discovered in Italy last year and the experts say it is only a matter of time before it reaches us - most probably bought in by beekeepers, rather than fruit, flowers or plants - vigilance and awareness is essential so to assist you attached is a Small Hive Beetle (SHB) flyer, which INIB & UBKA have jointly had printed for distribution to as many beekeepers as possible. Email: INIB Secretary

SHB Flyer
Click on the photo above for a full PDF.

Updated, SEPTEMBER 2017 by Webmaster

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