Tulip ‘Absalon’. Photograph: Jacque Amand

When I recently mentioned to a non-gardening friend that I needed to order my spring-flowering bulbs before all the “must-have” varieties sold out, sh(...)

The Larger Carder Bee, one of many Irish species under threat. Photograph: John Breen

Irish scientists have been asked to contribute to an international investigation of the global decline of bee populations by identifying the particula(...)

“Bees by their nature do not respect, regard or identify with borders. They do not fly over large expanses of water either, which is an advantage in our case”

Labour Senator John Whelan has called for the development of apiculture to create jobs. He said it was astounding that Ireland, renowned for its agri(...)

It wasn’t until I met and married a man who loves honey with the same passion that others reserve for chocolate, wine or narcotic drugs that I bega(...)