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Official Launch of the Pollinator Trail

Official Launch of the Pollinator Trail

To celebrate World Bee Day, today was the official launch for the Pollinator Trail in Fota House, Gardens and Arboretum. Members of Irish Bee Conservation Project braved the Irish weather to welcome the Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Patrick O’Donovan and showed him around the beautiful grounds of Fota House. The Pollinator Trail is the…

Simple Ways to Save Irish Bees #2

Simple Ways to Save Irish Bees #2

Grow instead of mow! Inside every manicured lawn is a wildflower meadow waiting to get out. While lawns may look tidy they are food-less deserts for pollinators. If we want to save the bees, we can’t let them starve to death! Many Irish homes have massive pristine lawns that require a lot of upkeep to remain looking “tidy”. Where has…

Simple Ways to Save Irish Bees #1

Simple Ways to Save Irish Bees #1

This week we’re starting a new series on simple tips to help our native bees survive. Our first tip is a nice simple way to help queen bumblebees and other pollinators gather scarce food. And, it doesn’t take any effort! All you need to do is to recognise the beauty in dandelions! Somehow, these native wildflowers go from a childhood…

General Meeting

General Meeting

Join us at our general meeting via Zoom on Tuesday the 23rd of February at 7.30pm. 2020 was a tough year for everyone, but we will be outlining what we managed to achieve, despite the pandemic. Also, we will be explaining our plans and goals for 2021. We have a number of guest speakers lined up – and more are…

PPN Community and Voluntary Award

PPN Community and Voluntary Award

We are delighted to have won a Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary award! We were up against some stiff competition in the Environmental category. In all, 71 groups were nominated in November 2020 and the winners and runners-up in seven categories were announced yesterday. This year there was also a special Covid-19 category winner. The IBCP is very grateful to…

Art Competition

Art Competition

Our main aim in the IBCP is to preserve native Irish bees for generations to come.  With that in mind and to keep people busy during these challenging times, we are holding an art competition. You can paint, draw, design, whatever takes your fancy! The more imaginative the better. The theme is how can you help bees? When finished the…

Buzz Box

Buzz Box

The IBCP is very excited to be teamed up with buzzbox. Buzzbox is a NUI Galway Enactus Social enterprise created around conserving the depleted bee population by planting pollinator friendly flowers. Buzzboxes are flower boxes planted with pollinteer bee friendly flowers. These boxes are made out of recycled wood, ensuring the product is sustainable. Their project aims to raise awareness…

Midleton Men’s Shed Building Bee Lodges

Midleton Men’s Shed Building Bee Lodges

  We are so grateful for the help and support of Midleton Men’s shed. We would not be able to achieve our goals without their expertise and skills. Midleton Men’s Shed are hugely involved in local projects and we are lucky to be working with them in our project. Gerard Cogan (Chairman) on behalf of Midleton Men’s Shed kindly wrote…

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