Welcome to Shanballymore Apiary

 

 

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From one bee lover to another we are 

Your Beekeeping Partner

Passionate about bees

Shanballymore Apiary is passionate about what we do so we always strive to meet or beat your expectations when you visit this site.

Our apiary is small but expanding and situated in North East Galway in a beautiful rural setting. 

Native Irish black bee

Here we focus solely on the promotion and wellbeing of the native Irish black bee (Apis mellifera mellifera). All Bees and indeed pollinators are important to the health of this planet its just we believe passionately about the promotion and hence growth in numbers of the black bee here in Ireland.

The perfect solution for beekeeping supplies

Beekeeping Equipment

Supply of all the necessary equipment for the keen beekeeper from Hives to honey extraction

Help Honeybees Thrive

If you are not a beekeeper then you can always sponsor a hive for great rewards or gift a sponsorship to family or friends

Bee Products

Honey from the Shanballymore Apiary and from other small beekeepers around Ireland plus lip balms and skin care

Up-To-Date Information

We are constantly updating our information library of articles we think will be of interest to Beekeepers and bee lovers in Ireland

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Important Timelines

April - The odd drone will start to appear

MAY - nectar & pollen can come in thick & fast. The queen will be reaching her greatest rate of lay

August - Time to save the honey!

Offer our Support

Beekeeping in Ireland is on the rise year on year as more and more people take it up as a hobby and interest and of course a supply of superb natural honey for the family and friends is a great bonus. If we can help, encourage and support anyone to take up bee keeping then we are more than willing to offer any support we can no matter which types of bees are their passion.

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WHY KEEP BEES?

IF YOU LIKE THRIVING GARDENS, BIOLOGY, NATURE, AND HELPING THE COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT

As you’ve no doubt heard and read, pollinators are experiencing unprecedented decline. The reasons why are many, but interest in backyard, rooftop, and hobby beekeeping is growing because of it. One way to provide garden and community pollination is by keeping honeybees. In addition to interacting with these amazing creatures and fostering these pivotal pollinators, hive by-products are a major bonus to keeping bees.

KEEPING BEES CAN BE A DEEPLY SATISFYING HOBBY

Honey, when conservatively harvested, will leave enough stores for the bees to survive on through the winter, while giving your family a good amount for eating and cooking. Additionally wax can be harvested for candles, balms, and other body products.

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Lets take care of our bees together and provide the next generation with the essential knowledge & tools.

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(086)171 8174

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Shanballymore Apiary, Shanballymore, Garrafrauns, Tuam, Galway, H54 FR53 Ireland