The Bees (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 and other Orders made under it, ensure, as far as possible, that the spread of serious endemic bee diseases and the introduction of exotic bee pests is minimised.
- Bees (Northern Ireland) Order 1980
- The Bee Diseases and Pests Control Order (Northern Ireland) 2007
- The Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010
The strategy for the sustainability of the honey bee
The strategy for the sustainability of the honey bee was published in February 2011 and aims to achieve a sustainable and healthy population of honey bees for both pollination and honey production in the north of Ireland through strengthened partnership working between Government and stakeholders.
The Strategy confirms DAERA's ongoing commitment to help protect and improve the health of honey bees and support the sector in its effects to sustain and support beekeeping in the north of Ireland.
Bee Implementation Group
An implementation group has been set up to achieve the recommendations and proposed actions of the Strategy and four Sub-groups have been set up to address the Strategy's four key outcomes.