animal encounter

Hive Mind Experience

Hive Mind Experience

Duration:2.5 hours total
Includes:1 meal and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is extremely rare.

About your host

My passion for beekeeping began over a decade ago. Avidly in search of more knowledge and experience I have visited beekeepers around Ireland and the world. In recent years, I successfully completed a Masters Thesis on the issues around breeding the honeybee here in Ireland. Since then I have been working on a project called Hive Mind. With Hive Mind, we are working to build awareness for the…
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What we’ll do

Our day will begin with a meet-and-greet; where I will run though the safety aspects of beekeeping. Stings are rare when safety is well considered. Now, it's time to get nerdy. We will discuss what happens within the colony, the social structure and the roles each honeybee has to play within the superorganism of the hive. The importance of the honeybee to our own lives; and to the world at large…

What else you should know

Bees can and do sting from time to time. I need to know if you have an allergy, and how severe it is. Guests must arrange their own transportation. The bus from Cork stops close to the house.

What I’ll provide

Lunch, tea & coffee
I like to share my fruit and veg from the garden with visitors while we chat about the hives that we have just examined:)
Beekeeping equipment

What to bring

Adequate footwear, shoes/boots. No sandals or open toes.

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animal encounter
€50 per person
€50 per person