The Native Irish Honey Bee was originally plentiful in Northern Europe, however numbers were decimated due to hybridisation with other subspecies. The purest strain of the bee remains in Ireland. 

This week we spoke to Tom O’Brien of Limerick Beekeepers Association who keeps this breed and spoke of the importance of preserving this bee and the threats to its population. 

Why do we need honeybees? 


What makes the native Irish honey bee unique? 


What can I do to help the bees? 


Learn More!

The All Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. It is implemented by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.


Check out the Native Irish Honey Bee Society is dedicated to helping the conservation of our honey bee population.