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Bee Judgements or Bechbreatha Poster


Bechbreatha  or The Bee Judgements were a subset of Brehon Laws, our early medieval laws. Brehon Laws – Brehons were roving magistrates appointed by local kings and chieftains to arbitrate and settle disputes and help define the laws. Bechbreatha were a subset of Brehon Laws concerns with the value and protection of bees and honey. They were written down around the 7th century but were memorised and passed from Brehon to Brehon orally across the land for many centuries before that. We can learn a lot from the importance they placed on honeybees.

We are so pleased with the outcome of our collaboration with talented artist, Fiona Boniwell, to produce this illustration of some of the fascinating stories from the Bee Judgements. Ideal for all mead and honey lovers and history buffs.


Fiona Boniwell is a talented artist and illustrator based in Kinsale. Originally from London, she studied Fine Art at Kingston University. Since moving to Ireland, Fiona has focused increasingly on illustration and has contributed to a number of books, comics and illustration projects.

Size  352 x 975 mm; Paper 170gsm

Posted in a protective cardboard poster tube worldwide.

We also have some fantastic T-Shirts with Fiona’s illustrations.

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