Help on our non-profit smallholding and learn about the craft of beekeeping near Sligo, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 24/01/2023




  • Description


    We are have a small holding , we keep 55+ colonels of bees for Honey, we sell some honey to cover costs of feeding, cost of hive upkeep and medican and not for profit. and breeding of Queens to further improve our bees ., Jersey cows for milk,butter and cheese making,pigs for pork and bacon,chickens,ducks we also cut our own peat to heat with. Apart from this we have ,four dogs six cats and a large poly tunnel to grow our veg.
    In the summer we run bee keeping course's for beginners we give these courses in exchange for help on our homestead. one current project is the restoration of a 1979 13.5m Bluewater cruising yacht.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    English language, all aspects of gardening and free lessons on the craft of beekeeping.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Help will be a mix of above depending on the time of year

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Small traditional Irish cottage or if the weather is cold our front room, all meals provided shower or bath in the house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    our nearest village is 7k ,Sligo is a bus ride of 20k we have fantastic walking close by with mountains and lakes to see , it is also close to the Atlantic Ocean, Check out the sligo way for more details. We also are in the process of restoring a KP 44 yacht so sailing experience a advantage 😀.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any campervan or tent.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Max 5 hours per day 5 days per week

Host ref number: 843956273779

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