Honeybee Health Store
Healthwise, now Honeybee Health Store, is Galway’s longest established healthfood store having first opened its doors over 30 years ago by the Kelly Family in 1979
Healthwise became part of the Molloys Lifestyle Group of Pharmacies & Health Stores in July 2016 who are family owned by brother and sister James and Martina Geraghty continuing the family run tradition
Meet our team!
Honeybee's Owner - James Geraghty
James studied in UCG for four years doing a biochemistry degree. During this time he fell in love with the place and always wanted to come back to Galway
He studied pharmacy in Liverpool and upon returning to Ireland bought a small family pharmacy in Mayo.
He owns two health food stores in Claremorris and Galway City
He has completed the Ironman triathlon and marathon de sable. He is passionate about fitness and healthy living
He has worked in collaboration with Dr. Dillis Clare, Marilyn Glenville, Jan de Vries and Udos Eramaus
He is developing his own product range, which improves peoples well being
Honeybee Health Store specialises in natural and organic wholefoods, dietary supplements, natural bodycare & homecare products
Honeybee Galway & Honeybee Claremorris Manager - Karolina Ickowicz
Karolina had been with Healthwise for 11 years before it transitioned to Honeybee becoming manager for both stores. As one of the most familiar faces within the health industry in Galway, Karolina's enthusiasm for life is infectious and reflects her true passion for caring for her local community.
When Karolina is not wearing her manager shoes, she is a mum to two children and one cheeky little dog - Sid. She enjoys spending time in nature especially the beach and going for family cycles through the woods.
Honeybee Claremorris Supervisor - Melissa Morley
Melissa, 25, is a graduate from DCU with a degree in communications and is a qualified personal trainer. Melissa is passionate about health fitness and nutrition having lost 5 stone herself and managing her very own successful fitness blog 'Morley's Motivation'. She is passionate about health, well being and mindfulness
Honeybee Claremorris Health Assistant - Caroline Nally
Caroline is qualified in Physical Therapy and Sports Injury Massage and Rehabilitation, from the National School of Sports Massage. She is also qualified in Child care and has worked with children for a number of years. She is a Reiki Master and is presently studying Energetic Kinesiology with a focus on children on the Autistic Spectrum. She is a strong believer in a Holistic approach to health and well being. She is a Mum of three and enjoys being out in Nature, reading and meditation
Honeybee Galway Supervisor - Katie-Anne Collins
Katie-Anne is originally from County Offaly and came to Galway to study in NUIG. In her final year, she worked in a health food shop and developed an interest in health and nutrition. On completion of her degree, Katie-Anne went travelling to experience other parts of the world. On return from her travels she decided to return to work in health as she wanted to combine her two passions - health and marketing. Since joining the Honeybee team, Katie-Anne has become the marketing guru for the health stores. Her creative and inquisitive nature facilitates her flow of energy from the shop floor onto our online platforms.
Honeybee Galway Health Assistant- Lauriane Mattutzu
Lauriane is from a small city close to Lyon in France. She worked a s a care worker for 2 years and studied in France and Thailand to become a qualified Massage Therapist. She has a passion for all things health and wellbeing and a constant thirst to learn new and innovative ways to nourish and heal the body. She has a caring nature and loves to help people. She enjoys practicing yoga and Aikido and is excited to explore Irelands country side by hiking as much as she can!
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