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Christmas Shipping Dates

Hi there! Thank you for visiting my shop.

If you are thinking of buying Christmas gifts, I have lots of goodies in store. All are available for shipping or pick up. Last shipping date for all-Ireland delivery before Christmas is 21 December. Please order before midnight on Tuesday 20 December to ensure pre-Christmas delivery. Last orders for pick up from Little Island, Cork, is 23 December. Thank you, merry Christmas and happy shopping!

Hanna Bäckmo 

— Our Product Range —

All our products are carefully handmade in Cork, Ireland, using only natural, eco-friendly ingredients. We keep Native Irish honeybees in our apiaries. From our hives we get the most exquisite raw honey, as well as beeswax and propolis for our extensive range of honeybee products. Our products are free from toxins, additives, and artificial scents. They are especially designed for use in homes where there are children and pets, and for people sensitive to allergens. 

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Honeybees are amazing!

Not only do they make honey and beeswax, but they are also utterly captivating little creatures and wonderful to work with.

Read more about our bees.

My Story

I have the best job in the world! This thought runs through my head every single time I put on my bee suit, and it makes me feel incredibly lucky and happy. After nearly twenty years of designing and making wedding dresses, I took the plunge and became a full-time beekeeper. It has been a steep learning curve, not without complications and lots of hard work, but it’s a job so rewarding that I look forward to going out to work every single day.

About Our Business

Hanna’s Bees is run by Hanna Bäckmo, a Cork-based beekeeper with a relentless passion for edible gardening, nature, and sustainability.

A hive-to-home business, Hanna’s Bees has several apiaries in East and South Cork with 50 honeybee colonies producing honey, beeswax and propolis for our unique range of products.

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The importance of mentoring

Halfway into my first summer as a beekeeper a man in a white van drove up and parked outside my gate. He got out of the van, opened the gate and without as much as a hello uttered: ’You have bees.’ That encounter was the start of a long, enriching and wonderful friendship. The man in the van was Leo, and he was to become my mentor over the next few years. Until the playing-field was levelled, and we became partners in crime.

I always thought of mentoring as something other people availed of, probably a bit too fancy for me. And anyway, I have always had a rebellious mind and was never too keen on taking advice or accepting authorities. I just never though that mentoring was for me! I was going to create my own path in life and learn from my own mistakes. And then Leo opened that gate and let himself in.

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