Northern Ireland Exports Bees to Phoenix Park

Áras an Uachtaráin - residence of the Irish President, and soon to be home to Northern Irish beesIf you see anyone walking round Phoenix Park wearing a white hazmat suit, it’s probably not a sign that chemical warfare has broken out. Instead, it’s the Irish President’s gardeners practising their bee-keeping … all thanks to an export from Northern Ireland.

There’s an orchard in the gardens of Áras an Uachtaráin, the Irish President’s residence in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, and from the apples they make mighty fine-tasting organic apple juice.

Next year, the new Irish President will have the option of spreading their very own honey on their morning toast, with a shipment of honey bees from Northern Ireland heading down this week to kick start the process.

Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.