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Leahy Beekeeping

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Address

Carramore, Clostoken, Loughrea, Galway,
Mr Noel Leahy
E: loughreahoney@gmail.com

Visit the farm for the bee experience. Suit up in bee suits to see and experience the bees at work in the hive. You will see the different aspects of the working hive; identify the Queen, workers and drones while you are holding a frame of bees.

Beekeepers from Loughrea Co Galway in the west of Ireland located on the Sliabh Aughty Mountains. A family run business. A proud family tradition going back four generations. The land on the mountain is natural and unspoiled with lots of lush meadows, full of wild flowers and herbs, raised bog areas covered with purple heather and bog cotton, a large proportion of the mountain is now an area of conservation. The mix of farming land and rugged mountain give a great range of flora from the peaty and limestone soil. Typical plants are pussy willow, Elderberry, Sycamore, Dandelion, Whitethorn, Chestnut, clover, Blackberry, wild herbs and Heather.

The combination of the fantastic landscape and flora gives their honey a unique and pure flavour. Their honey is 100% raw, single filtered and unpasteurized it retains all of the pollens, antibacterial and medicinal properties.

Bee tours
Visit their farm for the bee experience. Suit up in a bee suits to see and experience the bees at work in the hive. You will see the different aspects of the working hive; identify the Queen, workers and drones while you are holding a frame of bees. You will see all the different pollens with the array of fantastic colours from purple to orange bright yellows and blues, all the colours of the rainbow. After the visit to the apiary come in to their kitchen and sample honey from the different flowers, taste it with some different local foods savoury and sweet. Talk to the Beekeeper, discuss the importance of the Bees in their eco-system.

Tours are by appointment only.

100% pot of gold
Their natural skincare products are made from the beeswax from their own hives and other natural organic ingredients. They soften and moisturise. The creams have good healing properties and medicinal values.