OUR ASSOCIATION WITH NIHBS
Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel and Spa is proud to partner with The Native Irish Honey Bee Society (NIHBS) in establishing a conservation area for the native Irish honey bee. As a hotel committed to sustainability. The Fitzgerald family recogniSes the vital role that bees play in our ecosystem and is dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and biodiversity on its grounds.This initiative reflects the hotel’s commitment to environmental sustainability and preservation of the native Irish bee population.
The native Irish honey bee has become under threat from imported diseases and hybridisation so we will create a conservation area which will be a designated space to support the welfare and preservation of the Native Irish Honey Bee. The hotel’s Organic garden, “Mary’s Organic Garden” is a project of passion for owner Mary Fitzgerald and supplies the hotel’s kitchen with organic fruits, vegetables, and honey. In partnership with the NIHBS, the onsite apiary will be expanded to house native black honey bee hives. The honey harvested from these hives is used by our guests and for treatments at Revas Spa.
Mary Fitzgerald, the owner of Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel and Spa, said, “I am thrilled to be working with the NIHBS to help protect the native Irish honey bee. Our garden and honey bees is a project close to my heart, and it brings me joy to see it thrive while also helping to promote sustainability and education in our hotel operations.”
This collaboration with NIHBS is a significant step forward for Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel and Spa in its mission to promote environmental sustainability and conservation. The hotel is committed to preserving the beauty and nature of its 30-acre estate and continually seeks out innovative ways to promote sustainable tourism.
Our hives are also a very popular feature for classes and tours in our garden for our junior and senior residents.Guests and visitors are welcome to explore the walking trail and to visit and observe the native Irish bee hives, which are an integral part of Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel and Spa’s commitment to sustainability.