Category Archives: lectures and workshops

Trees and Shrubs for Bees by Matt Keane

There are many reasons why people choose to plant and here at Future Forests, we get asked all sorts of queries, we do our best to provide the right info and more importantly the right plants to suit your needs. You may want to plant trees for shelter and protection, maybe you want to plant a coppice for firewood. Maybe you need a hedge for privacy, perhaps you want to fill your garden with fruiting […]

Keeping Strong Colonies by John Martin

At this time, I think of the effect of Covid 19 as it has had an impact on all our lives. The loved ones, the friends, and acquaintances we have lost from our lives over the last 21/22 months. The way we lived before and what was normal in our lives, let’s hope it returns to us soon as we long for normality as we knew it. Zoom, Teams and WhatsApp calls are the norm now, and […]

Asian Hornet Update by Colette O’Connell

Recent months have seen one confirmed finding of Asian Hornet here in Ireland with two possible but as of yet unconfirmed sightings. In last December’s IBA webinar, https://youtu.be/puYNYbNsNjc we were fortunate to have John De Carteret and Alaistair Christie from Jersey, provide us with their experiences and knowledge on dealing with this apex predator.  This initial contact has developed into one providing Irish beekeepers with the most current and best practical  knowledge available to those […]