Robert Emmet CDP Inner City Beekeeping Project is a socially and environmentally sustainable programme designed to create innovative educational and employment opportunities for inner city communities, improve the local environment and support endangered native Irish honey bee populations.
The project currently employs 2 people to manage hives in 12 sites across Dublin 8, deliver free beekeeping courses to local community members, monitor environmental performance using sensors and offers a bee-related education curriculum to local schools!
In 2022 the project plans to grow the social enterprise to a staff team of four managing hives in 25 city wide locations.
The project is one of several innovative community development programmes operated by Robert Emmet CDP who are now exploring opportunities with local businesses and organisations to expand the programme and increase its impact beyond 2022. By becoming part of the Inner City Beekeeping Project organisations will be supporting our wider work developing resilient and empowered communities in the heart of Dublin.
Inner City Beekeeping Project offers a unique opportunity for participating organisations to:
Our Inner City Beekeepers will install and manage beautiful wooden hives branded with your preferred logo, positioned in a safe on-site location and filled with native Irish honeybees. Our programme and beekeepers are fully insured and we will provide a risk assessment and MOU before installing hives.
We offer 8-week beekeeping courses tailored to your organisation’s or clients’ needs. Your team are also welcome to join our beekeeper on weekly hive visits to build practical skills.
We use a variety of sensors to capture and communicate metrics on environmental performance which partner organisations can link to their digital platforms to tell their own environmental stories.
Branding & Marketing
We will support you get the word out! As the only project of its kind in Ireland we have a knack for attracting attention and love to share this with our supporters! As well as all of the usual social and traditional media stuff we can also install cameras and environmental sensors on hives and link live data and camera views to your website, so everyone knows about your impact!
If you would like more details on how to get you or your business/organisation more involved in the Inner City Beekeeping Project, please contact Austin Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01 6708880. See www.bee8.ie.
The Inner City Beekeeping Project is a programme of Robert Emmet Community Development Project supported by Dublin City Council. Smart D8, The Digital Hub, SICAP and the Dublin City Community Coop.