This week Midwest Radio spoke to local farmer and Beekeeper Jude Walsh
Did you know…
- Beekeeping boosts pollination, improving crop yields and supporting biodiversity, making it an eco-friendly and vital practice.
- Beekeeping helps reduce the need for chemical pesticides in agriculture, promoting a healthier and more sustainable environment.
- Honeybees can fly up to six miles, aiding in cross-pollination across various ecosystems, benefiting plant diversity.
Why is beekeeping in Ireland so important?
- Ireland’s beekeeping is vital for its unique genetic diversity in honeybee populations, ensuring resilient pollinators.
- Beekeeping in Ireland aids in honey production, local food sources, and economic sustainability, promoting self-sufficiency.
- Beekeeping in Ireland is crucial for pollinating crops and preserving native flora, supporting agriculture and biodiversity.
What can I do to help bees & beekeeping in Mayo?
- Plant bee-friendly flowers, avoid pesticides, and support local honey producers to help bees thrive in Ireland.
- Participate in community pollinator initiatives, create bee-friendly gardens, and spread awareness to encourage sustainable beekeeping.
- Join local beekeeping associations, engage in beekeeping courses, and promote eco-friendly practices to support bees in Ireland.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!
www.irishbeekeeping.ie – For information and resources on beekeeping in Ireland.
www.pollinators.ie – for info on all different kinds of species of bees in Ireland