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.
11 May 2022 Living Life
Events: summer is coming
With summer gradually getting underway, there are plenty of events happening and things to get out and do around the country, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
13 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.
Honeybee legs – not just for walking
Did you know that it is a bee’s feet or claws, that may be the cause of her assuming danger and in defence, respond appropriately by stinging the aggressor? Beekeeper Willie O’Byrne writes.
2 March 2022 Features