Launch: A Step Back in Time
Castlebar Library, Co. Mayo
20 August, 7:30pm - 9pm
We believe that the early friars in Ennis were bee keepers – join us to hear Banner Beekeepers talk on this ancient practice and the transition from skep hives to moveable frame hives.
In ancient Ireland, beekeeping was so important that there was a complete list of Brehon laws dedicated to beekeeping, called ‘Bechbretha’. In folklore bees are spoken of as a member of the family and must be told all news, good or bad. This notion of ‘telling the bees’ was considered very important as they were regarded as messengers of the gods to many in ancient Europe. Come and learn a little about these fascinating and valuable pollinators at the 13th century Friary in Ennis.