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

10 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

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