Let’s go Exploring! Join virtually, for a tour of a rooftop beehive in an urban setting with OpenHive Honey.
We’ll be virtually visiting OpenHive, a beekeeping community dreamt up by Kyle Petrie and Mark Earley, two beekeepers based in Dublin, Ireland. They’ll be taking us to an urban rooftop beehive in Dublin.
Launched in November 2019 OpenHive rears and breeds Irish black honeybees. To support this process OpenHive sells locally-produced Irish honey from apiaries in Dublin and Wicklow. OpenHive keeps bees naturally, with as few interventions as possible.
OpenHive is committed to maintaining local biodiversity and decreasing impact on the environment, specifically aiming to help the Irish honeybee re-establish herself as a central part of the Irish ecosystem. As part of their eco-friendly approach the jars that hold the honey are screen-printed to eliminate the need for single-use plastic labelling and can be returned for future reuse.