Pollinator Trail Quiz

The Irish Bee Conservation Project teamed up with Fota House, Gardens & Arboretum and the Office of Public Works to create the Pollinator Trail in Fota gardens. The trail consists of 12 stations scattered around the beautiful Fota gardens and arboretum. Each station contains information about pollinators and pollination and it is a great day out for all of the family. We also provide a Junior Pollinator Trail for younger visitors and school trips.

This quiz tests what you may have learned from the Fota Pollinator Trail – how many can you get right?

What have you learned on the IBCP Fota Pollinator Trail?

Q1. In what year was Fota House built?

Q2. What family was associated with Fota House?

Q3. Where does the name Fota come from?

Q4. Who designed the magnificent gardens at Fota House?

Q5. What body is trusted with the management of Fota House?

Q6. What is meant by Pollination?

Q7. Name the two types of Pollination.  Name two advantages and two disadvantages associated with both of those.

Q8. What is the purpose of the IBCP Bee Boxes at Fota?

Q9. Name two plants good for Pollinators.

Q10. Name two plants not so good for Pollinators.

Q11. Name one shrub that is poisonous to honeybees but not for bumblebees.

Q12. Name one function of the pheromone known as Queen Substance?

Q.13. What is the male honeybee called?

Q14. Identify two differences between the male bee and female bees in the hive.

Q15. In a strong honeybee hive how many bees would it not be unusual to find?

Q16. Can you name three duties performed by a Worker honeybee during its life?

Q17. What is the lifespan of the Worker honeybee (a) in summer and (b) in winter?

Q18. Name on tree in Fota that is teaming with pollinators during the summer?

Q19. How many solitary bee species are there in Ireland?

Q20. How many Bumblebee species are there in Ireland?

Q21. What are the main factors responsible for the decline in Solitary bees?

Q22. What do the letters IBCP stand for?

Q23. What are the objectives of the IBCP?