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Who we are

The Irish Bee Conservation Project (IBCP) was established to provide information to communities regarding bee habitat requirements and to increase the survival of all species of native Irish bees through research, ecology support and biodiversity protection.

We work to protect Irish Honey Bees, Bumblebees and Solitary Bees. The Irish Bee Conservation Project is entirely run by volunteers.

Did You Know?

1/3

of our food relies on pollinators

101

total Irish bee species

53

species have declining numbers

3

species are extinct


what we do

Habitats

Provide bee lodges for wild bees to shelter in

Biodiversity

Help increase floral rich areas which are desirable to our native bees.

Education

Work with primary and secondary teachers on curriculum based projects

Research

Run study and breeding programmes to combat the Varroa mite. The biggest threat to Irish honeybees.

HOW YOU CAN HELP