September Lecture

Our September lecture will be given on Thursday 19th at 8pm, by Jim Donohue. Jim has spoken to us in the past, and is always fascinating and entertaining. His subject on this occasion is “The Beekeeping Year, and Climate Change”. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone welcome.

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RIP Philip McCabe

Gorey Beekeepers was saddened to learn of the passing of the head of the International Association of Beekeepers, Philip McCabe. Philip was well known across the world for his work with bees, pollinators and environmental work. The Irish Federation of Beekeepers says his death “will be felt by beekeepers all over the world”.

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The Current Situation of the Honey Market

Norberto L. Garcia has published an article on the current state of the honey market, which makes a very interesting read. Introduction Global beekeeping is currently affected by many adverse factors that threaten its sustainability. The advance of agriculture, the destruction of natural environments, the contamination of bee forage lands with pesticides, the appearance of new bee diseases, and the increasing average age of beekeepers have affected beekeeping activities during the last few decades. Additionally,

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Bee Week 2018

Since 2012, the European Bee and Pollination Week is held every year in the European Parliament in Brussels. This meeting has become a must-attend event and brings together all stakeholders in the sector: European Members of Parliament, representatives of the EU institutions, beekeepers, farmers, scientists, veterinarians, manufacturers, NGOs and citizens. Together, they exchange proposals with public authorities to promote a sustainable beekeeping chain capable of ensuring the sustainability of the valuable service of pollination and

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