The Federation of
Irish Beekeepers' Associations
This section contains a collection of writings on different aspects of Beekeeping. Some have a very practical content; others are accounts of how some Bee Breeding groups came into being and their function in modern Irish beekeeping.
Instructions are given on how to rear your own queens and how to improve the quality of your bees. Also the more sophisticated and indeed expensive practice of Instrumental Insemination is explained and its development and success recorded.
Keeping records is an important part of Beekeeping and the value of this practice is highlighted.
The Varroa mite has become part of beekeeping during the past eight years or so and it too comes in for mention.
Detecting the presence of American Foulbrood at a beekeeping demonstration is recounted.
If you enjoy a glass of wine why not read the special article on how to make Mead from some of your honey harvest? For your convenience related topics are grouped together.