A Beginner’s Year Part 1 – Disaster Averted

So, let’s get first thing out there, I never wanted to become a beekeeper. I had no interest and like many people had a distrust of any creature which would sting you. However, as I got older and my interest in our environment increased, I became more and more fascinated by pollination and the insects which populated my garden. In 2017 my wife decided she wanted to attend the Gorey Beekeepers beginners’ class and somewhat

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All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020

One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. We know it’s because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food our landscape provides for them. We can stand back and watch the problem happen, or we can try to do something. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create

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Planting for Bees

There is nothing like the sight and sound of bees foraging in your garden.  If you want to help support your local bees, and wider environment, here are some tips to help attract bees and other pollinators to your garden. Bees rarely sting when foraging for nectar and pollen.  They have other things on their minds than humans at this time.  Growing more bee-friendly plants will actually reduce your risks of being stung! Not all

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