Short blog today....we had a bee swarm at Powerstown allotments last month - the queen (who was clipped and therefore could not fly away) decided to move out of the hive and the bees swarmed along the ground. Luckily they were spotted and encouraged back in by our intrepid bee-keepers as it fell to zero … Continue reading Bee swarm
Tempting fate can be a risky business but it can also produce some surprising results. The surprising result is that the bees from last year seem to be responding well after the winter. With the good weather of recent days, the activity at the hive seems to be increasing and if the weather stays the … Continue reading One ‘Bee’comes Two …
As mentioned in the previous blog, I have sent a small sample of bees for testing for signs of diseases. The tests were carried out by Dr Mary Coffey (Teagasc Bee Diagnostic Services), who is also attached to the University Of Limerick which is also involved in research into the native Irish Bee (Apis Mellifera … Continue reading ‘Bee’ing Clear of Disease?
We thought it is about time that you were updated on what is happening with Plot Bee. It may seem that nothing much is happening with the hive still in place and no additions have been added to it. Well, that would seem to be the case but in fact some things have been happening. What … Continue reading HapBee Bees!
These wonderful photos were taken by one of our new allotment holders, Celine, and show the fantastic diversity up at our site! Enjoy!
Contibuted by Ritamary, Plot 21 Apis Mellifera Mellifera – Native Irish Bee, aka the Black Bee. Photos courtesy of Tony , ‘Bees on the Powerstown Hive’ At the end of May/beginning of June, we received a gift of a nucleus colony (a nuc) of wild native Irish bees from a very experienced local beekeeper! You … Continue reading Plot Bee Continues…
Good news allotment holders! Powerstown are to welcome some new and very helpful plot holders in the near future. Powerstown committee has been working on this for some time, and we are really excited about it. You may have noticed the new fencing beside the pump house? This is Plot Bee in the making. We … Continue reading Plot Bee – Coming to Powerstown soon!