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.

The Hanna’s Bees range of products includes increasingly popular reusable beeswax wraps, beautiful honey-scented beeswax candles, propolis tinctures and an assortment of delectable small-batch honeys, all mouth-wateringly sweet and guaranteed Irish. Hanna’s Bees also cater for vegan customers, with a reusable vegan wrap made with plant waxes. All our products are handmade in Cork, Ireland.

At Hanna’s Bees, we are passionate about our honeybees. We believe their welfare is paramount to the success of our business and each year, countless hours are devoted to ensuring their health and wellbeing. Our bees visit a wide array of blossoms, which is greatly beneficial for their health. From this multitude of flowers, the bees make the most exquisite honey.

The bees also produce beeswax, a wonderful natural material from which we create our beeswax wraps, candles, and other beeswax products. We are also proud to support other Irish beekeepers from whom we source the Irish beeswax that we use in our beeswax wraps, making them a truly Irish product. Hanna is a registered Primary producer of honey with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.  She is a member of County Cork Beekeepers’ Association and an affiliate member of the Federation of Beekeepers Associations. She is also a member of The Native Irish Honey Bee Society.  For the past number of years, Hanna has written a monthly column on beekeeping for beginners and improvers in An Beachaire (The Irish Beekeeper) and has been published internationally.

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