How we started
The Donegal Bees story started with us putting together CDB hives for a few neighbours and friends in the back of a small shed - nothing too fancy! It was around this time that we realised how expensive it was for beekeepers in Ireland to get access to high-quality beekeeping supplies and beehives.
In 2013, after many years of discussion and preparation, Donegal Bees was launched with the goal of making beekeeping more affordable for Irish beekeepers. With the help and support of our loyal customers, Donegal Bees has developed into one of the largest suppliers of beekeeping equipment in Ireland and the UK.
To this day, we strive to continue to bring you the very best in beekeeping equipment with our extensive range of high-quality beehives and beekeeping supplies. If you’re new to the world of beekeeping, we have a number of products in our catalogue that are perfect to help kickstart your beekeeping career or hobby. Seasoned expert? Well, you probably know what you’re looking for, but we’re here to help you if you get stuck.
Beeswax Exchange Services
Looking to produce your own beeswax sheets? Our excellent wax exchange service gives you the chance to exchange your raw beeswax for foundation sheets.
We’re also offering a brand new wax conversion service - when you (or your team of beekeeping friends) have 500lbs (224kg) or more of beeswax, we’ll convert it into foundation sheets for you. By sending this volume through in one order, you’re guaranteed to receive your own beeswax back.
If you have any queries or questions about our wax exchange or conversion services then feel free to get in touch and we’ll do our best to help
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm | Saturday 9am-1pm | Sunday CLOSED
* Closed for Christmas 2021 from 23rd of December to the 5th of January 2022
If you’re visiting the premises, please call us in advance so we can make arrangements for someone to meet you. We attend a lot of conferences and shows throughout the year and might not be available - we don’t want you to be disappointed when you arrive!
If you’d like to discuss your beekeeping needs, phone us on: +353 (0) 74 97 10140 (IE) or +44 (0) 20 3582 3502 (UK)
If you can’t seem to find the product you need on our website be sure to get in contact with us, and we’ll do our best to source the product that you need.
We hope you have a successful future of beekeeping!