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Beekeepers winding down once again for winter
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Hopefully most beekeepers did not miss the boat of early nectar flow from heather, which was a welcome surprise, writes Willie O’Byrne
17 August 2022 Features
Honey bees on overtime in July
With the removal and processing of the 2022 honey crop underway, a stock of Irish honey is now available, writes Willie O’Byrne.
25 May 2022 Features
Busy season for beekeepers and buyer beware
Marking queens is a tool simply to make them easier to find during the season and this important job was delayed slightly by a cool breeze. Writes Willie O’Byrne.
Business diversification: bee supplement for fungus to an athlete’s foot spray
The seeds of entrepreneurialism are often sown with a simple realisation - I need a product, I can’t get. This was the foundation of Nuasan Skincare. Amii McKeever spoke to founder Dara Scott.
20 April 2022 Features
Nuclei in beekeeping
Beekeeper Willie O’Byrne gives advice on bees that have made it through winter well, but also on the need for colonies behind in development to be sampled for disease.
13 April 2022 Features