Honey Label

In highlighting our own indigenous Irish Honey Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera), the Native Irish Honey Bee Society, have launched a product label.
The label is aimed at creating, consumer interest, awareness and support in protecting of our unique biodiversity.
The labels are available via Colm O’Neill; an application form can be printed from here. This is only available to members of the Society and in agreement with certain terms and conditions.

Please send the application to:

Colm ONeill, Ladytown, Naas, Co. Kildare

Email   label@nihbs.org



10 Responses to Honey Label

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  2. Black Bee says:

    This is both imaginative and innovative; those whose initiative it is, are to be congratulated. There is scarcely a better way of segregating a quality home produced product from imports, which are often of questionable origin. The use of these labels will also make more people aware that we have a native bee and generate further interest in it’s conservation.

  3. admin says:

    The acorn was provided by our own Aoife Nic Giolla Coda. As are the flyers, their design,layout & artwork!!!

  4. webmaster says:

    Well done Aoife. The label looks great.

  5. Aidan says:

    Well done, I am heartened that people are trying to protect and profilerate the Native Irish Bee. I am currently researching Beekeeping as a pre novice but I absoutely want to acquire the native bee once I am capable enough to introduce to the small native woodland I have planted….I will be doing my best not to medicate my bees but instead to breed the traits of resistance in my future hives instead of breeding the strongest varrio mite which seems to be what a lot of people are inadvertently doing!!… I listen to a podcast called “Treatment Free Beekeeping” from the US which is very informative…would reccommend this to people.
    Anyway, keep up the great work. Do you provide swarms as I understand they are healthiest and also bee equipment? Do you reccommend the top bar hive for healthy bees?
    Kind regards.

  6. Larry O Reilly says:

    I wish to join nibs

  7. webmaster says:

    The Paypal link on the homepage is probably the easiest way to get membership

  8. Kate says:

    if a jar of honey has this label does that guarantee it is 100% pure Irish honey? (i.e. not a blend of Irish honey & non E.U. honey?) I am willing to pay for good honey, no problem, I know how much work goes into each jar but would like to confirm this. I recently bought a jar (I will refrain from naming the producer) and it had this sticker but nowhere on the jar did it say 100% Irish honey…
    Thank you

  9. webmaster says:

    The stickers are only used by NIHBS members so the honey should be 100% Irish Honey

  10. Alice Fitzgerald says:

    Where can I buy native Irish honey. I live in Dublin. Thank you. Alice

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