Discover the Art of Beekeeping
Beekeeping is a treasured pastime with many health and environmental benefits.
Enjoy the multitude of benefits from harvesting your own honey crop.
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Collaborate and connect with like-minded beekeepers across Ireland.
Beekeeping is a most enjoyable and relaxing hobby. It has been enjoyed by people for thousands of years. In Ireland we have mostly hobby beekeepers, although there are quite a few commercial enterprises as well. It is the type of hobby you can decide just how much time you would like to spend at. Beehives can be kept at any location, urban or rural with consideration for your neighbours! As well as being good for our environment, beekeeping is a great way of keeping in touch with nature. The world of the honeybee is fascinating and if managed properly you will enjoy the rewards of a honey crop. As well as honey, the bees also produce other useful products such as beeswax, propolis and royal jelly.
Sponsor a Hive: Sustainability Initiatives
Demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to sustainability and sponsor a Beehive. Work with our Corporate Sustainability Initiatives BEE Connected team, to enhance your organisation’s ESG compliance. We offer beehive management, partnered with unique educational programs and team building expereiences.
Tour of The Bee Barn
What Customers Are Saying
“Thank you very much to The Bee Barn for giving our 6th class such a wonderful opportunity today.
They students enjoyed the experience immensely!”
Drumkilly National School
"A Brilliant Day"
“It was a very interesting trip, where we learned about different types of bees and how they pollinate flowers. A glass hive showed the bees working and Arthur told us how the Hurling Liam McCarthy cup has its origins in the Mead four handled cup from centuries ago, based on the well respected honey of course. My favourite part was where they showed us how they make the candles from bees wax using different moulds. Most of the work is complete by the females bees an interesting statistic!
We were shown how the bees work in a safe environment through glass in a hive with possibly 30,000 bees at work. I would recommend people visit this fabulous interpretative centre and any budding bee farmers Bernie is certainly the go to contact to get you up and running. A brilliant day! Thanks!”
6th Class Ballynarry
"See the Bees at Work"
Science Week 2022 at The Bee Barn
Interested in Beekeeping?
Beekeeping is an exceptional pastime with
many health and environmental benefits.