Thank you for this article which, after an ‘Amendment’ was added to your Constitution in 2008 makes again perfectly clear that your position is identical with the ‘vision’ of the ‘Galtee Group’, namely to reoccupy the Irish territory for the
‘native’ master race bee. One of the effects of a campaign “To promote the conservation of the native dark bee, apis mellifera mellifera” was the defamation of other races of European bees now culminating in Michael Gillicuddy’s statement “it is therefore a completely unethical practice for any Irish beekeeper to import bees or queens into this country”.
We recommend you to discharge all unethical Irish beekeepers for insubordination.
They are very welcome to join the Independent Irish Buckfast Beekeepers Association.
Published by the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations
NATIVE IRISH HONEYBEES
Micheal MacGiollaCoda demonstrating his native strain of docile
bees to visitors at Glengarra Wood