If you as an individual or a group would like to get first hand experience beekeeping we’d love to see you.
Our day will begin with a meet-and-greet; where we will run though the safety aspects of beekeeping. Stings are rare when safety is well considered. Now, it's time to get nerdy. We will discuss what happens within the colony, the social structure and the roles each honeybee has to play within the superorganism of the hive. The importance of the honeybee to our own lives; and to the world at large cannot be underestimated. The more that we know, the more that we can do to affect a change.
Apiary Tour: this is where we watch the bees at work. We find out what plants they are foraging, and why, on that specific day. By now you should be confident enough to get your bee suits on (provided by us of course) and do some beekeeping. With our help, you will be guided through the basic steps involved in a hive inspection. All of what we have learned during the day will be put into practice for what we promise to be an inspiring journey into the world of the Northern European Honeybee, Apis mellifera Mellifera.
WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW
Bees can and do sting from time to time.
We need to know if you have an allergy, and how severe it is.
Guests must arrange their own transportation. The bus from Cork stops close to the house.
WHAT WE’LL PROVIDE
Lunch, tea & coffee
We like to share our fruit and veg from the garden with visitors while we chat about the hives that we have just examined
WHAT TO BRING
Adequate footwear, shoes/boots. No sandals or open toes.
If you are interested in taking part in a Hive Mind Experience please complete the form below including your potential group size as well as your desired experience date. Once received we will be in contact shortly thereafter with further details including payment options.