Bee Green Ireland ,the first beehive rental and management business to help Companies reach their sustainability goals.
Bee Green Ireland founder and Apiculturist Patrick Casey's passion is honey bees.
Founded in 2017 as “Rent A Hive Ireland“ and 1 year later rebranded as “Bee Green Ireland”,
Bee Green Ireland is the First Beekeeping business to professionally supply and manage Beehives for Private Individuals and Companies across the country,setting the standards for other beekeepers and businesses who may decide to follow in their footsteps.
Bee Green Ireland are ethical, responsible beekeepers and are based in County Limerick, with years of experience in sustainable beekeeping, beehive rental and management. Bee Green Ireland has gone from strength to strength with new companies signing up to their Native Irish Honey Bee Initiative annually and as such the first port of call for companies who Want a beehive professionally managed on their property .
We are members of The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Association and proud business supporters of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.
Our Initiative was established to create awareness around the importance of our Native Irish Honey Bee, by highlighting the environmental impact from the decline of our Native Bee Species. We encourage companies including private individuals to get involved by means of partnering with us.
Therefore, our Initiative provides a unique opportunity having a colony of Native Irish Honey Bees installed and managed by Bee Green Ireland on their property.
Our aim is to site 250 new native Irish honey bees colonies within the next 5 years throughout Ireland and reinvest some of our profits to provide free hives for charities and community groups.
For a small monthly fee, we will install and manage Colony's of Native Irish Honey Bees for you on ypur property, providing you with a unique opportunity to join us to inspect the beehives . You will receive regular digital reports on the progress of the colonies. which can be shared with your staff.
At the end of summer the hard working bees will reward you with some delicious honey harvested naturally and packaged by us for you.
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The Grafton Hotel Dublin Roof Top Beehive
We don’t simply site your hives and drive off into the sunset. You will receive two New Beehives complete with Colonies and we will carry out monthly inspections keeping the Bees healthy and happy .
Your hives will be unique to your company when branded with your Logo.
Our beautiful beehives are the WBC type beehive . They are a double walled hive,which better suit our climate.Our hives are excellent for overwintering coloneys.Our hives are handmade here in Ireland with premium wood.
Their are two paint options for to choose from ,Natural wood stain and a Forest Green,
100% delicious, Irish local honey, direct from your very own hives!
Your honey will be unique to you, based on the pollen and nectar the bees find surrounding your location – it could be heather, wild flowers, tree pollen, rapeseed oil,tree blossom – the result is a product as unique as your organization. And we encourage you to proudly let other people know it, too! That’s why we’ll provide you with marketing ideas to help you to achieve local - and possibly even national – press.
We’ve put together a fun, exciting and fascinating talk about honeybees and beekeeping, using images and footage from your hives. We offer this in the form of a keynote presentation for conferences or a more informal session for internal meetings and staff engagement programs.
Why not arrange for employees, stakeholders or customers to have a guided tour of your own hives while we are on site?
Conservation work is an important part of our business ,we supply and install natural homes for wild Honey Bee colonies, Solitary Bees, Bats and Birds alike. We cater for National Parks ,County Councils and businesses thus providing a much needed natural home.
Feel free to contact us to find out more .
The bees themselves don’t require much space but we need about 3 meters clear around the hive in order to work efficiently. Bees prefer a sunny spot with partial shade if you have it, ideally near a fence, wall or screen, which protects the hive from wind and encourages them to fly up high when leaving the hive. Rooftops can be especially good places to site them.
Bees are wild. If threatened, or in defense, they would sting, however, because they immediately die after stinging a human, it is a last resort for them to do so. Bees aren’t especially inquisitive – they are extremely hard working and get on with pollinating and producing honey!
Bees swarm for a number of reasons; the most common being capacity issues: life gets a bit crowded and so some of them fly off to find a bigger place to live! Contrary to popular belief, swarms are not angry and dangerous – bees are actually at their most calm and docile when in the swarming state
Honey farming is like any other crop farming and subsequently a number of factors can affect it: the weather, the queen bee, the health of the colony and the availability of food for the bees for forage on. We provide them with the best conditions we can for producing honey. however, it is impossible to give an accurate figure. Typically, in the first year there is a possibility of less honey than in the second and subsequent years as the bees establish the hive.