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a perfect reason to go to the pub on good Friday

we will be talking to the bees

 

11am-12pm THE KINGS HEAD BISTRO

TO BEE, OR NOT TO BEE

Local Beekeeper & Raw Honey Producer Noel Leahy talks about the history of beekeeping in Ireland and the the importance of bees plus honey tasting.

Free Event – donations to Madra welcome.

Sliabh Aughty foot cream

Foot Cream:

Our foot creams are made from the beeswax from our own hives and other natural organic ingredients. The cream moisturizes feet and legs and helps soften rough heels. It is also helpful in relieving tired feet and leg muscles after a long day on the go. The foot cream fragrance is; Orange/Peppermint.

100% Natural hand creams from Sliabh Aughty Honey

Hand Cream:

Our hand creams are made from the beeswax from our own hives and other natural organic ingredients. The cream moisturizes and conditions and can soften rough callused hands. The cream also has great healing properties and is great when used on small cuts, scars and burns. Feedback from clients has found our cream is beneficial for brittle nails and eczema .   The hand cream comes in two fragrances; Orange/Peppermint, and Lavender

The Honey Bees’ Second Shift

Pollination

The Honey Bees’ Second Shift

In addition to gathering nectar to produce honey, honey bees perform a vital second function – pollination, making them a critical component of today’s agricultural market. In fact, about one-third of the human diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants, and honey bees are responsible for 80 percent of this pollination.

Pollination is the fertilization of a flowering plant.  Pollination occurs when pollen is transferred from the anthers of a flower to the ovules of that or another flower. Honey bees are responsible for pollinating a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts such as almonds.

Without the honey bees’ pollination work, the quantity and quality of many crops would be reduced and some would not yield at all. According to a 2000 Cornell University study, the increased yield and quality of agricultural crops as a result of honey bee pollination is valued at more than $14.6 billion per year. And although other insects can pollinate plants, honey bees are premier pollinators because they are available throughout the growing season and pollinate a wide range of crops.