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This is intended as a resource page for those individuals and entities that support what NIHBS does and would like to help amplify our message and reach via publication, social media, and other means.

Saving The Native Irish Honey Bee, One Bee And One Chapter At A Time

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 …

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Connemara ‘Hybrid Bee’ alert

Connemara could once be described as the “jewel in the crown” for the most authentic population of Apis mellifera mellifera…….

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Native Honey Bee Alive and Buzzing

“Do you know that we have our own native honey bee here in Ireland? There was once the popularised misconception in the early to mid …

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Statement Against Importing Bees into Ireland

Statement Against Importing Bees into Ireland, from The Native Irish Honey Bee Society (NIHBS), supported by IBA, FIBKA, UBKA & INIB, All the major bee …

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Social Media Messages

These Social Media Messages and Cards can be freely downloaded and posted to individuals’ and organizations’ social media accounts. Just cut-and-paste the text and then download the corresponding card (or use your own). We only ask that you tag/mention us, using @nihbs on Facebook and Twitter and @thenativeirishhoneybeesociety on Instagram. Thanks!

Save #Apismelliferamellifera! 
 
After thousands of years adapting to Ireland’s unique climate, the dark European honey bee is threatened. Importation of other subspecies dilutes their pure genetics and spreads diseases.
 
#BanImportedBees #BuyNativeBees 
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#Varroa
#EuropeanFoulbrood
#AsianHornet
What’s next…#SmallHiveBeetle!? 
 
Give our native #Apismelliferamellifera honey bees a break! #BanImportedBees and the invasive pests, pathogens and diseases that hitch a ride on them into Ireland and the UK. 
 
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Irish beekeepers prefer our native dark honey bee, #Apismelliferamellifera. @nuigalway reports that 90% of Irish beekeepers work with Amm; an @IBAclg survey shows that 82% of respondents use Amm, even large-scale honey producers. 
#EvolutionWorks #BanImportedBees 
Join @NIHBS @BBKA @FIBKA @IBAclg @UlsterBees & @INIB1 against importing non-native honey bees into Ireland.
 
If we collect 100k signatures, the UK Parliament must debate the issue. UK/N Ireland residents: sign the petition,
#BanImportedBees
 
Local bee breeding programmes ensure that the pure genetic line of native Irish honey bees (#Apismelliferamellifera) is preserved from dilution by imported subspecies. 
 
Help save OUR bees!
 
#BanImportedBees
#BuyNativeBees 
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Contrary to popular belief, #Apismelliferamellifera is not going extinct. Wild populations in trees and buildings, along with bee breeding programmes are helping to preserve their unique genetics. 
 
Help save a part of Ireland’s apicultural heritage. 
 
 
#BanImportedBees #BuyNativeBees
Share your #Apismelliferamellifera story. 
 
What characteristics of the native Irish honey bee (aka dark European honey bee) do you appreciate most?
 
 #BanImportedBees
#BuyNativeBees
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Share your #Apismelliferamellifera story. 
 
In your opinion, why is the native Irish honey bee (aka dark European honey bee) worth protecting by banning the importation of non-native subspecies?
 
#BanImportedBees
#BuyNativeBees
 
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