First Galway City Honey of 2013

Our first honey of 2013 was harvested last night from the beehives of Cumann na bhFear (aka Men's Shed) and the Ballinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden in Galway city.
Over the next few days it will be placed in jars, ready for selling at the Ballinfoile Mór Garden Harvest Festival (Sat Aug 31st). 

Tonight, the first large amount of Honey produced by the hives of Cumann na bhFear will be placed in jars, ready for selling at the harvest festival. Well done to Michael McDonnell and Michael Tiernan, the group's chief beekeepers for their dedication.  Earlier this week, many hours were spent washing and sterilising dozens of recycled glass jars.
Well done to Michael McDonnell, Michael Tiernan and the other beekeepers for their commitment and dedication in this great task.

Earlier this week I joined my wife Cepta and other volunteers in washing and sterilising dozens and dozens of recycled glass jars. It bought back happy memories of my childhood days, of collecting blackberries and raspberries from hedgerows along the roadsides; bringing baskets of fruits home for my granny to make jam after the enjoyable task of gathering up old jars from friends and neighbours alike.

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