The Honey Trail

A Beekeeper’s Guide to Glencolmcille

Embark on a journey through the heart of Glencolmcille with Donegal Bees, as we proudly unveil The Honey Trail. Nestled in the picturesque Gaeltacht region along the Wild Atlantic Way, Glencolmcille boasts a rich tapestry of history and culture deeply intertwined with the art of beekeeping.

Our tour invites you to traverse centuries of tradition, from the time of St. Colmcille in the 500s to pivotal events like the Seven Years War and the War of Independence. Explore the legacy of beekeeping as it weaves through the fabric of our community, shaping our landscape and heritage.

Exploring Local History:

Led by local expert guides steeped in passion for bees and beekeeping, The Honey Trail offers an immersive educational experience. Witness the industrious work of bees in our apiaries while soaking in the breathtaking beauty of our surroundings.

Environmental Insights:

Gain insight into the vital role bees play in sustaining our ecosystem and learn practical ways to support their conservation. Discover how each bee contributes to the delicate balance of nature, and explore actionable steps to promote bee-friendly practices in your own community.

As you journey through Glencolmcille, you'll not only deepen your understanding of beekeeping but also gain a newfound appreciation for the history and culture of our cherished region.

Why Choose Donegal Bees?

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Discover the storied tradition of beekeeping woven into the fabric of Glencolmcille's history and culture, spanning centuries of heritage.

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Learn about the integral role of beekeeping in our ecosystem and the remarkable Irish Black bee, celebrated for its resilience and contribution to local biodiversity.

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Benefit from the expertise of our team of local beekeepers. Leave The Honey Trail equipped with knowledge to support bee health and sustainable practices, fostering a brighter future for our vital pollinators.

The Honey Trail Tour Information:

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9am-5pm. Starting in June 2024

Tour Prices:
Adults: €6.00
Kids: €4.50
Family and group rates available.

Course Duration:Approximately 40 minutes.

Tour Schedule: Tours are available on a walk-in basis during opening hours.

Special Events: Keep an eye out for special events and guest speakers throughout the year.

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Contact us

Have questions or ready to book your tour? Contact us via telephone at 0749710140 or by email at

Join us at Donegal Bees for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the past, embraces the present, and cultivates a brighter future for generations to come. Together, let's embark on a journey of discovery, enlightenment, and sustainable stewardship.

Have Questions?

What makes The Honey Trail a must-see attraction in Donegal? +

Explore the unique intersection of history and nature at Donegal Bees, a top activity for anyone looking for things to do in Donegal. Learn about beekeeping, local history, and sustainability in an engaging tour setting.

Is The Honey Trail tour suitable for families? +

Yes, our walking tour is perfect for families seeking educational and fun things to do in Donegal. Children and adults alike will enjoy our interactive and informative activities designed to inspire a love for nature and conservation.

What are the operating hours for The Honey Trail tour?+

Donegal Bees is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

How can I book The Honey Trail tour? +

Secure your spot by booking here or by contacting us directly for personal assistance.

What are the ticket prices for The Honey Trail tour? +

Tickets are available at an affordable price: €6.00 for adults and €4.00 for kids, with special rates for families and groups.

Is there convenient parking available at Donegal Bees?+

Yes, visitors can enjoy free and convenient parking.

What should I wear for a day out at The Honey Trail tour? +

For a comfortable visit you should wear suitable outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes.

How accessible is The Honey Trail tour?+

Our tours are designed to be accessible, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the tour without concern. We are committed to providing a welcoming experience for all visitors.

Can Donegal Bees accommodate private groups or school trips?+

Absolutely! Donegal Bees is ideal for private events and educational trips, offering custom experiences in one of the most interesting and engaging things to do in the area.

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