About us

We maintain four research apiaries with approximately 25 colonies per apiary. These are based at Teagasc Oakpark, Carlow. Additional queens are bred, using the Apidea system at a mating apiary in County Wexford. The research colonies are maintained by Dr Mary Coffey (University of Limerick) and Danny Keogh (Beekeeper, Teagasc)

Dr Mary Coffey

Honey is extracted after the oilseed rape and again in early Autumn

Colonies not in trials are treated with Apiguard in Autumn and ApiBioxal (vaporization method) in December.


Research apiary at Teagasc Oakpark, Carlow