Bee-related sites and pages of interest
The Kingdom Beekeepers’ Association Facebook Page : Check it out for our most up-to-date news. Also has a link to our Facebook private group which you are free to join!
Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations of Ireland : FIBKA is not-for-profit umbrella group of the 48 beekeeping Associations in Ireland. It provides unity and strength in its promotion of the interests of bees, beekeepers and beekeeping around the country.
Tralee Bee Highway : A network of individuals, businesses and organisations who manage bee-friendly habitats, feeding stations and hives in Kerry.
Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine – Beekeeping and Honey : Supporting Irish beekeeping through a number of initiatives. The National Apiculture Programme, is a free disease diagnostic service for Irish beekeepers, which provides aid to support the activities of national beekeeping organisations. They also provide grant aid for capital investments by individual beekeepers for specialised beekeeping-related equipment and structures.
All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 : A project led by volunteers from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses. All coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive.
Ireland’s Honeybee Rescue Network : A network of beekeepers all across Ireland if you need to report a swarm and rescue bees.
Bumblee Monitoring Scheme : Bumblebees are Ireland’s most important wild pollinators but many are under threat of extinction. They are sensitive indicators of how Ireland’s landscape and climate are changing. Therefore, this scheme is an ideal tool for individuals, community groups and professional land managers to measure change in their numbers and become more in tune with their local biodiversity.
Irish Wildlife Trust – People for Bees : A country-wide project which aims to promote awareness of bees by hosting informative talks, help with their identification and how to create bee-friendly habitats. Works closely with the National Biodiversity Data Centre to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and the Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme.
Irish Wildlife Trust – Kerry Branch : This group aims to promote the appreciation of wildlife and the importance of habitat conservation throughout the county of Kerry. The branch also wishes to provide an outlet for wildlife enthusiasts of all levels and interests to come together and share their knowledge and skills with the wider community. The Kerry branch supports and promotes the work of the IWT as well as other wildlife/conservation organisations operating within the county.
Native Irish Honeybee Society : NIHBS was established in November 2012 by a group of beekeepers who wished to support the various strains of Native Irish Honey Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) throughout the country. It is a cross-border organisation and open to all.