Hands-on Beekeeping Tour on Family Farm - Galway
Hands-on Beekeeping Tour on Family Farm - Galway
Hands-on Beekeeping Tour on Family Farm - Galway
Hands-on Beekeeping Tour on Family Farm - Galway
Hands-on Beekeeping Tour on Family Farm - Galway

Hands-on Beekeeping Tour on Family Farm - Galway

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Meet Noel

Noel is a 3rd generation beekeeper on his family farm on the natural and unspoilt Slieve Aughty Mountains in the West of Ireland. Like every other traditional skill, the knowledge of beekeeping is handed down through generations. To hear Noel, speak about his bees is like listening to a passionate story teller weaving a magical tale. When he says the bees defy the whole dynamics of normal flight, it makes you want to immediately go and see it happening.

About The Experience

You will be warmly welcomed by Noel to his family farm as you suit up to be introduced to his bees. He talks animatedly about his bees, the hives, the history, the cooperation with the local farming neighbours. The area is rich in natural unspoilt beauty, full of heather bogs and wild flowers, each of their own season. And each playing an important role in the life cycle of his bees. You will even find out what you can do to make a bee friendly garden. As you crack open a hive and learn about the life of the bees, see the pollen and larvae, and learn how it all works and how Noel extracts and prepares the honey to be eaten. You will taste some samples of honey, an elixir of fragrant flavours and nuances, gained from the wild heathers, wild flowers and shrubs which dominate the Sliabh Aughty range. Now here is a real taste of Galway in a jar!

What Else Do You Need To Know

Must wear boots or wellies and long sleeved tops.

Suitable for Children over 6 years.

Booking Information
Regular price €50.00 Price Per Guest

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