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Christmas Forage & Fodder by Edward Hill

Commenting on forage is difficult as there is little available even if your bees are out and about during mild spells, but Christmas is a good time to look at the importance of pollinating insects and how they contribute to our festive season. This has been another good year for hollies (Ilex aquifolium), they are covered in berries. There were lots of flowers on them in the spring and thanks to the honeybees, bumble bees […]

Blackwater Honey

Blackwater Honey were co-founded by brothers Andrew & John Shinnick who hail from the parish of Ballyhooly near Fermoy, Co. Cork. Both began their beekeeping careers at a very early age with their uncles Dan & Andy as teachers and mentors. They are now the 3rd generation of beekeepers in the Shinnick family to carry on the art of beekeeping. Between them, they have impressively amassed over 60yrs of practical beekeeping experience. Andrew, who is the driving force behind the Blackwater […]