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Galtee Honey Farm is run by the Mac Giolla Codas, a well known beekeeping family in Ireland. Micheál and Aoife are both certified lecturers in beekeeping. Micheál is also a qualified honey judge, having judged in honey competitions and shows both nationally and internationally.
Galtee Honey Farm has about 170 hives of honey bees. These hives are sited in groups called apiaries throughout the Galtee Vee Valley and stretch over the three counties of Cork, Limerick and Tipperary. This ensures that the bees are collecting honey from a wide variety of flora including sycamore and horse chestnut blossom, dandelion, oilseed rape, hawthorn, blackberry blossom, clover and heather. It is all these flowers which gives Galtee honey its complexity of flavour.
Our Wildflower honey is our most popular honey. Every batch can be slightly different in flavour. It comprises of honey collected by our bees from Blackberry Blossom, White Clover, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore, Dandelion, and whatever else is out there for the bees in late spring and summer. Pure Irish honey from our own bees. All natural good quality honey will eventually crystallise.
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