Micheál Mac Giolla Coda is a leading Irish beekeeper who has done more than anyone to publicise and breed the Dark Native Irish honey bee Apis mellifera mellifera . He is a founding member of the Galtee Bee Breeding Group.
Micheál has been influential in breeding and improving bees and has been an inspiration to others. He is an established exhibitor at honey shows, a registered honey judge and well known lecturer where he gives humourous lectures, mainly on bee breeding and queen rearing. He is a past President of BIBBA.