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— Nourishing You, Nurturing Earth —

Our bees are nature’s healers. They pollinate the food that nourish and sustain us, and their honey, beeswax and propolis have been linked with health and well-being for thousands of years.  

At Hanna’s Bees, our mission is to harness the healing powers of bees in our products. For you to enjoy and savour, while taking care of our planet, your health, and the well-being of your family.

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— Our Favourite Seasonal Recipes —

Honey Fermented Garlic
Garlic and honey are both known for their immune-boosting properties, reducing inflammation, and fighting infections. Fermenting garlic in honey is a great way to combine these two ingredients and create a delicious and healthy food. In this recipe blog, we will explore the benefits of honey fermented garlic, how to make it, and how to use it.
Hot honey recipe

Hot Honey with Fresh Chillies

Hot honey is a flavourful condiment that adds a perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness to your favorite dishes. This Hot Honey recipe uses fresh chillies and is a great cupboard staple. It can can easily be made using left over granulated or crystallized honey from the back of the kitchen press! Enjoy!

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Honey Bees in Winter – Do Bees Hibernate?

Each winter, I marvel at the astonishing ability of our beloved honeybees to withstand the weather. To survive, and to thrive the coming season as if the winter had been but a doddle. But what really happens inside a beehive in winter? Do bees hibernate? Let’s look into the hive and uncover the secrets of their winter survival.

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Wasp Nests – To Remove or Not to Remove?

In this blog we deep dive into wasps and their lifecycles and nests. Read on for all you need to know about wasps, how they live, how to determine if a nest should be removed or not, and how to remove a wasp nest safely.

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How to Render Beeswax

Processing beeswax is quite simple and reasonably straightforward. But only as long as you follow certain guidelines and resign yourself to the fact that it is nearly always a bit messy and there will be a good deal of waste. 

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Hanna & Julius

Hi! I’m Hanna. For nearly a decade, I’ve found inspiration in the world of bees and beekeeping. Originally from Sweden, Cork is now my home, where I’ve dedicated myself to these incredible creatures and my work as a bee advocate.

My journey began with a simple desire to aid pollination in my garden, but it quickly transformed into a deep connection with the healing powers of bees. Through their honey, beeswax, and propolis, I’ve discovered a world of natural remedies and products that nurture both body and soul, and are kind to the Earth.

Beekeeping is my calling. As I tend to my buzzing companions, often in the company of my son, we are also playing our part in preserving the environment. Our Native Irish Honeybees contribute to the delicate balance of nature, reminding us of the profound impact we can make when we harmonize with the world around us.

I’m honoured to share this journey with you as we continue to explore the wonders of bees and their nurturing powers.

Hanna

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— The Beehive Bulletin —

Noodle Soup with Jews ears mushrooms and spring greens

Noodle Soup with Jew’s Ears Mushrooms & Spring Greens

As the seasons change and we welcome the freshness of spring, our foraging adventures lead us to the unique Jew’s Ears mushrooms. This warming and wholesome Noodle Soup Recipe with Jew’s ears mushrooms and foraged spring greens is a perfect celebration of the transition of winter into spring. It’s a delicious and healthy blend of warmth for those still chilly days and the vibrancy of seasonal greens that start to appear. This soup is a wonderful way to enjoy locally foraged and seasonal ingredients!

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Jew's Ear mushroom

Foraging Jews Ears Mushrooms

Jew’s Ears are a very special kind of mushroom that grows on dead wood, particularly on dead or dying Elder. This mushroom gets its very odd name from the way that younger specimens look very much like human ears.

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St Gobnait, Patron Saint of bees and Beekeepers

St Gobnait – Patron Saint of Bees & Beekeepers

The 11th of February is the Feast of St Gobnait. She is the Patron saint of bees and beekeepers. St Gobnait, also known as Gobnat, Mo Gobnat, Abigail or Deborah, is one of a small number of recognised female Irish saints.

Born in Clare, Ireland, in the 5th or 6th century, Gobnait made a journey that eventually led her to settle in Ballyvourney, Cork, Ireland. Gobnait’s life took a turn when she included beekeeping in her work, developing a lifelong affinity with honeybees.

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Three Cornered Leek – An Invasive Delicacy Loved by Bees

The Three Cornered Leek is non-native but is considered a naturalised plant in Ireland. This allium, a member of the onion genus, is a spring delicacy that’s as beneficial to our pollinators as it is delicious on our plates. However, many as the whole plant is edible, it is possible to enjoy it all year around!

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Hanna's Bees Homemade Honey Mustard

Homemade Honey Mustard

Homemade Honey Mustard is a great and versatile condiment that can be used as a dip, marinade, or dressing. It’s a perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors that can elevate any dish. The best part is that it’s incredibly easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. In this recipe blog, we’ll explore how to make homemade honey mustard using mustard seeds.

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about our honeybees

Honeybees are amazing!​

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

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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.

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