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APIS BEE SUPPLIES
Here you can find your Commercial or National built Red Cedar beehives! All hives are made with a ventilated varroa mesh floor and a 3mm stainless steel roof. The wood is finished with a protective oil coating, to easily handle the changeable Irish climate.
The beehives are handmade locally by Chris Jeuken. Chris, having grown up on a farm in the west of Ireland, was always exposed to the practical aspects of farm life. As a young school entrepreneur, he started designing and making built-to-order, portable chicken coops, selling them through his local network and beyond.
His continuing interests in and experience with woodworking have led him to focus on designing and making beehives in recent years. He personally started beekeeping after having spent a month working on a beekeeping farm in Wexford in 2013. He initially bought his beehives, however, this convenience did not last. After just a couple of years of natural exposure, he noticed the wood had already started cracking, warping and even rotting at the joints. He decided to make them himself, using his acquired knowledge and experience, out of quality Red Cedar timber, being naturally breathable, weather durable, and built to last.
Because strong beehives help make for healthy and happy honeybees.
086 666 0551 /
Glebe House, Tuamgraney
V94X3WH Clare, Ireland