Boyne Valley Honey / AIB Apiary

 

Rooftop bee huts (apiaries) have become a fixture in cities such as London and Tokyo in recent years, and now Boyne Valley Honey and AIB have partnered to launch Ireland’s first rooftop apiary on a commercial building.

With the help and expertise of the Federation of Irish Beekeeping Associations (FIBKA), over 200,000 bees have been installed on the sixth storey roof of AIB Bankcentre in Ballsbridge, from where they will fly distances of up to 5km as they forage throughout Dublin.

Boyne Valley Honey has worked with Irish beekeepers for many years, helping to promote practices that increase the population of Irish honeybees.  When they approached AIB with the idea for a rooftop apiary, we were delighted to get involved and support their work on sustainability – watch our short video and download our infographic to discover more.

 

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Honeybees FAQ

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    Where are the bees located?

    The bees are housed in four hives on the roof of AIB Bankcentre, Dublin.

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    How many bees will there be?

    The population of the bees will fluctuate with the seasons, peaking at over 200,000 in the summer months.

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    Where will they fly to?

    Bees will fly distances of up to 5km – travelling as far as Howth, Phibsborough, and Stilorgan in their forage for nectar.

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    How many jars of honey will be produced?

    The four hives will produce 80 jars of honey each summer.

       

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    How can I get involved in beekeeping?

    For more information on beekeeping, please visit http://www.irishbeekeeping.ie.

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    How can I help bees in my garden?

    There are lots of ways you can help, including planting bee-friendly plants such as lavender, yarrow, oregano, sage, salvia, ironweed, and … bee balm.

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