Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1382)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

1382. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there are restrictions applying regarding the establishment of honey bee hives; if there are rules, regulations and recommendations regarding location; if there are advices regarding their compatibility with heavily populated urban settings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34951/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Regarding the apiculture sector, my Department has responsibility for honeybee health and food safety for honey. Selecting or advising on locations for establishment of beehives for the beekeeping sector is not within the remit of my Department. Local or national beekeeping associations may be helpful in advising on the best or most suitable locations for the siting of honeybee hives.