2019 Honey Show

The 2019 Honey Show was held on 21st November at the Teagasc Centre. There was a good turnout, with lots of different honey for judge Ben Harden to sample. Whilst conducting the judging, Ben explained how the process works, and what the judges are looking for – great advice for anyone looking to enter their honey into the big shows next year. The 2019 winners were: Best Honey (Jar): Alex McLean Best Section Honey: Adrian

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A Beginner’s Year Part 1 – Disaster Averted

So, let’s get first thing out there, I never wanted to become a beekeeper. I had no interest and like many people had a distrust of any creature which would sting you. However, as I got older and my interest in our environment increased, I became more and more fascinated by pollination and the insects which populated my garden. In 2017 my wife decided she wanted to attend the Gorey Beekeepers beginners’ class and somewhat

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All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020

One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. We know it’s because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food our landscape provides for them. We can stand back and watch the problem happen, or we can try to do something. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create

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