PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 31st August 2021
The Native Irish Honey Bee Society (NIHBS) is proud to announce the launch of its book, The Native Irish Honey Bee, Apis mellifera mellifera on the 18th September 2021.
A collaborative work produced entirely by volunteers, each chapter was contributed by different beekeepers and scientists with varying backgrounds, skills and experiences, but all with the commonality of a love for Ireland’s native honey bee and a desire to share their knowledge in an effort towards conserving Apis mellifera mellifera.
The book is all about the native Irish honey bee, including narratives on its evolution, genetics, history and conservation, with practical ‘How-to’ sections on bee improvement, plus real-life stories from commercial beekeepers.
The book’s aims are to increase awareness of and appreciation for the precious resources imbued in the native black honey bee, to encourage beekeepers to choose native Irish honey bees and to discourage the buying and importation of non-native honey bees.
All are welcome to attend this free online book launch, which will feature introductory remarks by legendary conservator Micheál Mac Giolla Coda, a presentation by world-renowned bee scientist and author Professor Thomas Seeley, plus a raffle for attendees. For more information and to register or pre-order the book, visit www.NIHBS.org.
The Native Irish Honey Bee Society is an all-Ireland association whose main objectives are to promote the conservation, study, improvement and reintroduction of the native Irish honey bee, Apis mellifera mellifera, also known as the black bee, throughout the island of Ireland.
For further information and interviews, please contact:
Aoife Nic Giolla Coda, Chairperson, NIHBS, Email: email@example.com