Bees in Ireland
Irish bees are vital pollinators, contributing to biodiversity and agriculture. Learn about their importance, threats, and conservation efforts.
Bee Species in Ireland:
- 99 native species, including bumblebees and solitary bees.
Importance of Bees:
- Key pollinators for plants and crops.
- Essential for biodiversity and agriculture.
Threats to Irish Bees:
- Habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, invasive species.
- Bee-friendly gardening, habitat restoration, research, policy changes.
Beekeeping in Ireland:
- Popular hobby and conservation role.
- Honeybees not native.
- Complex communication dances.
- Short worker bee lifespan.
How to Help:
- Plant bee-friendly flowers.
- Avoid harmful pesticides.
- Support local beekeepers.
- Educate others.
Protecting Irish bees means safeguarding ecosystems and agriculture. Join the effort for a sustainable, biodiverse environment.