The Native Honey Bee has many important traits. Here are just some:
Known as ‘Black Bees’ due to appearance, but colouration may vary.
Naturally adapted to the Irish climate.
While their populations are smaller than those of other honey bees, they may compensate for this by being longer lived.
Excellent at sparing their stores during bad weather.
Can fly at lower temperatures
Excellent honey producers when they get the weather.