Listen back to this week’s episode as we explore how Bees are a key component of our wildlife and one of the busiest, least appreciated work forces we have. Of the 99 species of bee in Ireland there is only one native honey bee species and its importance to our biodiversity cannot be over stated.

Growing up, Noel Leahy’s family always had bees on their and now operates Sliabh Aughty Honey. He appreciates the importance of bees to nature and our lives.

Pat Flynn met with Noel at Ennis Farmer’s Market to talk about the importance of bees to biodiversity.

For more in this series listen in to Clare FM every Friday at 11.05am