Hello Queen Rearing groups.
Here are some links to useful bee breeding and queen rearing available on this website.
These pages are particularly relevant to Ireland and native Irish bee improvement.
Together, they should help you to raise your own queen and, over time, improve your local Irish bees..
There may be other things of interest in the Index.
Scottish Native Honey Bee Society article about queen rearing and bee breeding groups: http://www.snhbs.scot/queen-rearing-and-bee-breeding-groups/