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  Topic: Do bees hold a grudge?
triscleeire

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:49 pm   Subject: Do bees hold a grudge?
I got very aggressive black Irish bees. I am generally fine with this as the colony appears to be exceptionally strong and healthy.
After inspections individual bees attack any passer by within a 100 ...
  Topic: natural beekeeping network ireland
triscleeire

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:28 pm   Subject: Meeting in Clare
I know it is very short notice but a few likeminded beeks are meeting at Irish Seed Savers in Feakle, East Clare tomorrow, Tuesday August 21st at 6 p.m.
Just in case anybody in the vicinity was inter ...
  Topic: natural beekeeping network ireland
triscleeire

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:41 am   Subject: Irish Natural Beek Yahoo Group
We could create a Yahoo group which would allow anyone to email all members and which can be used as a platform to exchange files, pictures, event info, etc.
I am happy to set one up and moderate it. ...
  Topic: natural beekeeping network ireland
triscleeire

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:00 pm   Subject: Irish group
Hello Mike,
there is not much happening on your site yet. I have sent out a mailer to members of the Banner Beekeepers in Co Clare to see if there is any interest in the hTBH.
I will mention your we ...
 
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