Canteen café in Limerick is now sourcing its honey from bee boxes directly on top of the café’s roof.

Owner and chef Paul Williams said: “We are about to undertake our end of summer honey harvest from our rooftop hive. We have one hive of native Irish black bees on the roof of the kitchen, primarily as pollinators in the city and we sustainably take a small amount of honey each year. We ensure that the bees have ample honey for the winter months.”

Canteen practices low intervention beekeeping; allowing the colony to themselves and not over harvesting or forcing the hive to produce too much honey throughout the summer.

Canteen will have a very limited amount of their city honey for sale in store, priced €8.50 per jar.

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