Bee keeping in the Phoenix Park

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GERALDINE FLEMING, who is a gardener in the Phoenix park speaks to Noel about Bee keeping in the park. They discuss some of the work associated with keeping bees and also the different types of bees being kept in Ireland.

They talk of keeping hives in the presidents grounds and Ashtown in the Phoenix park and also the quality of the honey which is produced. Geraldine speaks of entering the honey produce into competitions and where the honey produced is sold and consumed.

They talk of an upcoming demonstration of beekeeping taking place and honey tasting events and the hope of future events coming into summer 2013.

Duration: 13'38" DATE: February 1, 2013
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Geraldine Fleming
Themes:Irish Life & Culture
Keywords:Bee keeping, hives at Aras an Uachtaran, phoenix park, heather honey, rapeseed honey, bee keepers ireland, urban bee keeping.
LocationDublin Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20130201_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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