Ivy Blossom Honey
Pure Irish Honey
Galtee Honey Farm is run by the Mac Giolla Codas, a well known beekeeping family in Ireland. Micheál and Aoife are both certified lecturers in beekeeping. Micheál is also a qualified honey judge, having judged in honey competitions and shows both nationally and internationally.
Galtee Honey Farm has about 170 hives of honey bees. These hives are sited in groups called apiaries throughout the Galtee Vee Valley and stretch over the three counties of Cork, Limerick and Tipperary. This ensures that the bees are collecting honey from a wide variety of flora including sycamore and horse chestnut blossom, dandelion, oilseed rape, hawthorn, blackberry blossom, clover and heather. It is all these flowers which gives Galtee honey its complexity of flavour.
Our Ivy Blossom honey is produced in very limited batches. Our bees collect it in late September, October and November. It crystallizes very quickly and is almost always found in this state. This honey is also whipped to make it easier to spread.