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Killinchy Beekeepers To Hold Monthly Meeting On 25th May

The next meeting of Killinchy and District Bee Keepers is on Wednesday 25th of May. It will be held in Andrews Memorial Primary School in Comber starting at 7.30pm. There will be a talk about Queen rearing from Chris Hodges and Valerie McMullen will also speak about  ‘The Art of Queen rearing’….

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Killinchy Beekeepers To Hold First Meeting Of Year

How would you like to become a beekeeper and provide a huge service to the environment? Come along to the KILLINCHY AND DISTRICT BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION first meeting of the year which will he held on Wednesday, 27January at 7.30pm in the Andrew Memorial Primary School, 4 Ballygowan Road,  Comber. A warm welcome is extended…

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One Third Of Bee Species Threatened With Extinction Says Environment Minister Mark H Durkan

One third of our 98 bee species are threatened with extinction. That startling statistic has led to numerous government and non-government organisations coming together on the island of Ireland to address the problem. Bees are declining because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount…

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Things Are Buzzing At Stormont And Westminster As Pesticide Ban Is Supported

South Down Sinn Féin MLA’s Caitriona Ruane and Chris Hazzard have hosted a meeting between County Down Bee Keepers and Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill in Stormont. Speaking after the meeting Ms Ruane said: “Bees play an important role in the natural role from producing honey to pollinating flowers yet over…

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Killinchy Beekeepers Looking Forward To New Season Ahead

KILLINCHY and District Beekeepers Association is still buzzing even in the heart of winter! The local bee-keeping group has recently been awarded the title of best association within the Ulster Beekeeper’s Association. Bee-keeping is an important aspect of our environment as bees are significant pollinators or many plants and help…

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Killinchy Beekeepers Recognised As Best Association

Great news for local beekeeping as Killinchy and District Beekeeperss’ Association are buzzing after being voted Best Association in a shield competition held by Ulster Beekeeper’s Association, the representative body of the ten or so local associations spread all over the country. Ken Tait, spokesperson for the Killinchy beekeepers, said,…

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