bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America, has kindly sent me some additional information about St Gobnat , also spelt St Gobnait, (mentioned in earlier post).

Apparently she was Irish, 6th century, and a genuine beekeeper. Her convent was in County Cork, and true to most legends, seemed to have used beehives to prevent thieves from breaking into the convent.

In Matrifocus, Cross Quarterly for the Godess Woman (I'm not making this up!), there's an interesting article about her with a picture of her standing on a skep. Her special day is 11 February and she is buried at Ballyvourney in Co Cork, Ireland.



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