Ep. 3, Season two: the Honey episode

East Cork beekeeper Hanna Bäckmo. photo Ellie O’Byrne.

The honey episode sees Ellie buzzing around between Dunhill in Co Waterford, where the East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association (EWBA) has just opened a new teaching apiary in Dunhill Ecopark, and where EWBA chairman Donal Lehane talks through the challenges faced by the native Irish Black Bee and how better farm management can bring benefits for bees and honey production, and the HQ of Hanna’s Bees in Little Island for a season-by-season honey tasting with Hanna Bäckmo, currently a finalist in the sustainability category of the Irish Made awards.

Donal Lehane, chairman of East Waterford Beekeepers Association. Photo: Ellie O’Byrne.

Why is only 8% of the honey eaten in Ireland coming from Irish apiaries, what can be done to support Irish beekeeping? East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association will be holding their first ever honey show this month at Waterford Harvest Festival.

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