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Offline beek4018

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New Irish Beekeeper
« on: February 10, 2011, 12:03:12 PM »
Moving to Dublin this July and have several questions:

1. Is it legal to keep bees in the Dublin city limits?

2. Does anybody in Ireland sell/ship package bees, or do most folks rely on nucs & swarms?

3. Is there a good supplier of top bar equipment in Ireland, and do they ship?


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Re: New Irish Beekeeper
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 11:33:38 PM »
I don't know anything about keeping bees in Ireland but I have to say that I'm jealous! Most of my kin visit our "homeland" although I've never been. I understand that my family's clan is quite a big deal there...of course that's all hearsay :)

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Re: New Irish Beekeeper
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 06:05:24 PM »
hello beek im from ireland and im new to beekeeping, to answer your questions yes its legal to keep bees in dublin city the best way to get bees is joining a bee keepers club and a member should sell you a nuc, you should look up the website irishbeekeeping.ie it should tell you everything you need to know about keeping bees in ireland, good luck with your move to ireland
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