Galtee bee breeding Group (GBBG)

Contact: Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Based in Tipperary

GBBG supplies several hundred native queens per year but these must be ordered and paid for in advance. The order book is often full for the current season by February so book early to avoid disappointment.

GBBG hosts an open day every year where the queen rearing process is demonstrated.



Redmond Williams is considered to be the leading bee instrumental insemination expert in Ireland

Link to website

18 Responses to Galtee bee breeding Group (GBBG)

  1. Seán Ó Mocháin says:

    You say contact M. MacGiollacoda but give no address, no e-mail nor telephone number of either himself or his daughter Aoife. This level of information is of little or no use without actual contact details to allow contact

  2. webmaster says:

    You can click the link at the foot of the GBBG page above which says ‘link to website’ to get the contact details you are looking for for GBBG.

  3. hans jochem de kleijn says:


    I m from The Netherlands and try to breed AMM as well. I m interested in Inst Insemination, but there are no II courses here. Do you guys plan to give such a course in 2015 and how to enroll? Thanks

  4. webmaster says:

    Hi Hans. There are no formal courses on II offered but there are a couple of Amm breeders in Ireland using the technique.

  5. Hans-Jochem de Kleijn says:

    I m a dark European Bee Beekeeper. To expand my stock I would like to buy some pure Native Irish Queens ( in 2016 of course). Could you tell me where to get them?


    Kind Regards
    Hans -J

  6. Andrew sheehy says:

    Hello I want to buy 3 queens off ye next year how do I make payment to ye

  7. webmaster says:

    contact Aoife Nic Giolla Coda and she will sort you out with queens next year.
    She’s on facebook if you do a search there.

  8. Ciarán Mc Manus says:

    Is it possible to order a queen for this month, June 2016?
    Le meas
    Ciarán Mc Manus

  9. webmaster says:

    You would need to contact Aoife directly but as far as I know she is fully booked up for the year

  10. Good morning my name is Frederick Godwin I am from Clare Morris co, may I am looking for 6 mated queens also two Nucs of native stock 0851337809

  11. John Diil says:

    I would be looking for 2 nucs of mated queens of native stock. I would be looking for docile bees of good temperament and good queen layers who produce workers that are good foragers and produce honey in large quantities.

    Do ye have same that I could purchase?

  12. webmaster says:

    Hi John. NIHBS itself does not supply nucs. You would need to contact some of its members. We hope to get an up to date list of suppliers on the website in the near future.

  13. Henry Barry says:

    I would like if I could order 2 queens for 2018

  14. webmaster says:

    Henry – contact Aoife or Micheál directly re ordering queens and they will be able to sort you out.

  15. Dan Maloney says:

    Hi webmaster, do you know how much a queen is . If no can you put up contact details for Michael or Aoife, sorry can’t do fodhas on phone. Linked to Web page couldn’t find them. Don’t do facebook. Thanks.

  16. Paddy Feeney says:

    I would like to buy two galtee queens I live in Castlewellan Co Down do you post to Northern Ireland what price Paddy

  17. webmaster says:

    You would need to contact Aoife directly but I know they are not currently selling queens into NI

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