Apis Bee Supplies was started in 2018 on the shores of Lough Derg in County Clare in the courtyard of a 200year old Georgian House. The first year was very positive and the continued support from customers and beekeeping associations all over Ireland have helped us grow to one of the leading suppliers of beekeeping equipment in the country. We are still running our business from that very same courtyard however, now there are 4 of us in the team which makes it a lovely atmosphere to all work together.
The beehives are handmade in that courtyard by Chris Jeuken. Chris, having grown up on a farm in the west of Ireland, was always exposed to the practical aspects of farm life. As a young school entrepreneur, he started designing and making built-to-order, garden sheds, and other timber products selling them through his local network and beyond.
His continuing interests in and experience with woodworking have led him to focus on designing and making beehives in recent years. He personally started beekeeping after having spent a month working on a beekeeping farm in Wexford in 2013. He initially bought his beehives, however, this convenience did not last. After just a couple of years of natural exposure, he noticed the wood had already started cracking, warping, and even rotting at the joints.
He decided to make them himself, using his acquired knowledge and experience, out of quality locally sourced Cedar timber, being naturally breathable, weather durable, and built to last.
Because strong beehives help make for healthy and happy honeybees.
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