Beginning in 2014, we aim to introduce 200 hives of bees into a number of specially sown bee meadows.

Hive Mind gives you the opportunity to take part in this adventure. Paying a yearly subscription, our customers will have their very own hive managed by expert bee-keepers in the Bee Meadow. In the Autumn customers are rewarded with the honey harvested from their hive.

During the summer months you will be able to keep up with the activities within the hive via regular photographs and updates sent by us following hive inspections. We also welcome you to come and visit your colony in the Bee Meadow.


Our Mission

Watching bees come and go from a wooden box is simple but wonderfully complicated.

Approached with care and a careful hand we are aware that there is rarely anything to fear from honey bees.

If we can take care of bees for ourselves and for as many people as we possibly can then we will be happy to do so.

The founders of Hive Mind are members of the County Cork Beekeeper’s Association (CCBKA).

The bee’s life is like a magic well: the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water.
— Karl Von Frisch, Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language



  • Promote the growth and development of a national passion for beekeeping.
  • Set up provincial apiaries to carry out a nationwide service.
  • Arrest the decline of the honey bee on a local level.
  • Aid in educating and inspiring as many people as possible.