The Native Irish Honey Bee

Ireland is home to only one species of honeybee, the Dark European Honeybee (Apis mellifera), also known as the “black bee”.

These hardworking pollinators are crucial for the health of our ecosystem and are responsible for pollinating flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

Unfortunately, their numbers are declining at an alarming rate throughout the country.

Conservation Efforts

Our team is proud to collaborate with The Native Irish Honeybee Society to protect and conserve this vulnerable species.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we recognise the importance of preserving Ireland’s unique biodiversity.

Here are ways of conservation:

Responsible Beekeeping: Responsible beekeeping practices, such as avoiding pesticide use and maintaining healthy colonies, are crucial for preserving the species.

Habitat Restoration: Restoring natural habitats and creating bee-friendly environments can help support these bees.

Research and Monitoring: Scientists are studying the behavior, biology, and population dynamics of Irish honey bees to better understand their needs and develop effective conservation strategies.

Nádúr Spa Products

The Native Irish Honey Bee produces a unique type of honey that is rich in antioxidants and has been shown to have potential health benefits.

Our on-site bees kindly provide us with delicious honey for our hotel and other bi-products including our award-winning honey scrub and used in many treatments we offer in Nádúr Spa.