OpenHive honey comes from their apiaries in Dublin and Wicklow. The Conservation of the native Irish honey bee is at the heart of everything they do.
Their honey is raw, straight from the hive, lightly filtered and poured in their screen printed 227g glass jars. All of OpenHives packaging sustainably sourced and can be fully recycled.
Raw honey will crystallise naturally over time. This can be reversed by gently heating the honey. This will return the honey to its runny form.
OpenHive is a beekeeping company and community dreamt up by Kyle Petrie and Mark Earley, two beekeepers based in Dublin, Ireland. The simple focus of OpenHive is to harness a combined passion for beekeeping with a need for environmental sustainability. Launched in November 2019 OpenHive rears and breeds Irish black honeybees. To support this process OpenHive sells locally-produced Irish honey from apiaries in Dublin, Wicklow and Kerry.
OpenHive keeps bees naturally, with as few interventions as possible. OpenHive is committed to maintaining local biodiversity and decreasing impact on the environment, specifically aiming to help the Irish honeybee re-establish herself as a central part of the Irish ecosystem. As part of our eco-friendly approach the jars that hold the honey are screen-printed to eliminate the need for single-use plastic labelling and can be returned for future reuse.