By Adopting a Honeybee Queen or one of our Hives you support our conservation work and help us to expand the number of native Irish honeybee colonies in Ireland.
If you are forward thinking, have a strong interest in Biodiversity you may want to adopt one of our many beehives containing Native Irish Honeybees.
By partnering with us, your company will be supporting our conservation work, allowing us to focus on the helping to expand the number of native Irish honeybee colonies in Ireland.
Ireland has been identified as one of the largest gene pools of the European dark honeybee (Apis Melifera Melifera). The native Irish dark honeybee belongs to this family of bees. Once a bee that was found all over Europe, it is now being threated by climate change, lack of biodiversity and diseases casued by varroa mites.
There are now only a few remaining isolated areas whereby it can be found in its pure form. Ireland is one of those locations where the dark honeybee can be found and which are perfectly adapted for our damp climate. However, it is now being threatened by hybridisation due to the importation of non native honeybees on to the island of Ireland.
Adopting a Hive will contribute to your corporate social responsibility (CSR) and generate a great buzz amongst your company and demonstrate to your customers your continued support for the environment and towards the conservation of the endangered native irish honeybee.
These companies and individuals have recently committed to supporting Blackwater Honey Bees by adopting a hive.
In return for your support, you will receive an official hive adoption certificate signed by us and will also receive a small gift box as a token of our appreciation for helping to save the bees.