Press Release – NOD Opens New Facility in Listowel, Ireland

by | Jun 11, 2024 | Events, Press Release

Listowel, Ireland – NOD Apiary Ireland Limited (NAI) is proud to announce the plans for expansion of operations with a new facility in Listowel, Co. Kerry. The company hosted a Grand Opening event to coincide with World Bee Day on May 20, 2024.

Safeguarding Honey Bee Colonies Around the World

For over two decades, NOD Apiary Products Ltd. (parent company to NAI) has been at the forefront of promoting sustainable honey bee health products, safeguarding millions of honey bee colonies worldwide. With company headquarters based in Trenton, Canada, NOD produces an all-natural miticide called Formicpro™—a sustainable choice to protect honey bees from the invasive Varroa destructor mite and the number one formulated product for varroa control in North America.

Formicpro is currently manufactured in a GMP-certified facility based in Canada and distributed to beekeepers in 29 countries worldwide. The establishment of a second facility in Listowel, Co. Kerry, will enhance manufacturing capacities, enabling NAI to serve as a dependable, Europe-based supplier for honey bee health products, ensuring timely delivery to the market. NAI will continue to serve the market through existing channels, with plans to make products available via Listowel by Summer 2024.

The expansion of our local presence with a physical location in Ireland marks a significant achievement for us. This period of growth presents an opportunity to share our extensive experience and expertise with beekeepers and the apiculture industry.
NOD Apiary Ireland welcomed guests from Listowel business community, local beekeepers and residents to join the NAI Grand Opening event on World Bee Day.

 

Expansion into Listowel, Ireland

David VanderDussen, CEO of NOD Apiary Ireland shares: “With the establishment of this new facility, we are enhancing our capacity to reach beekeepers across the globe and further our dedication to safeguarding honey bees. The expansion of our local presence with a physical location in Ireland marks a significant achievement for us. This period of growth presents an opportunity to share our extensive experience and expertise with beekeepers and the apiculture industry.”

The company’s expansion strategy involves creating 4-7 job positions within the first year, with potential roles for up to 35 employees within three to five years.

Suzanne Drisdelle, Senior Trade Commissioner with the Embassy of Canada in Ireland, shares her congratulations for the event: “Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Nancy Smyth, and I extend our congratulations to NOD Apiary Ireland and to the community of Listowel for welcoming this innovative Canadian company creating jobs in Kerry. We look forward to working with their team to grow the company in Ireland, and beyond.”

Watch a recap video of the NAI Grand Opening event from Listowel Business & Community Alliance, Listowel.ie.

Keeping Our Commitment to Beekeeping Communities

NOD Apiary Ireland is dedicated to serving both local and global beekeeping communities. This expansion into Ireland reflects NOD’s commitment to providing beekeepers with effective, sustainable, and safe products that contribute to the health of honey bees, thereby supporting the global food chain. The passionate team at NOD firmly believes that honey bee health is crucial for ensuring the future of our food and our planet: Healthy Bees. Healthy Planet.

About NOD Apiary Ireland

NOD Apiary Ireland Limited is an affiliate of NOD Apiary Products Ltd., a Canadian company formed in 1997 by beekeepers in Canada. Honey bee health is NOD’s focus. The founders at NOD developed a practical, sustainable miticide for the beekeeping industry: Formicpro is a Veterinary Medicine made with all-natural ingredients that is registered in several countries across Europe, Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.

To find out more about NOD Apiary Products Ltd., please visit our About Us page.


Media Contact
NOD Apiary Ireland Limited
Máire Griffin, Business Development Manager
Tel: +353 876 015548
Email: maireg@nodglobal.com

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