Blas Meala: An Bheachaireacht Shimplí / The Taste of Honey: Simple Beekeeping, is the story of three beekeepers and their attempts to create a bee farm on the plains of County Meath.
It is an honest account of how to manage the black bees of Ireland, of successes and failures, and of the most practical methods of stock management. It is the story of country beekeepers, farmers, rural dwellers and nature lovers, full of character and wit.
The folklore of the honeybee and the ancient craft of brewing mead are central to this story.
You don’t have to be a beekeeper to enjoy this book but beware, after reading it you may well be on the lookout for your first swarm of bees.