Irish Distillers are supporting Ireland’s native bees and pollinators. Irish Distillers’ maturation warehousing site at Dungourney has been developed to enhance its surroundings and support biodiversity.
Native wildflowers which support many bees and other pollinators are flourishing around the warehouses and at other parts of the site. Irish Bee Conservation Project, a registered bee charity, was delighted to facilitate the installation of wild bee lodges on site in order to provide a habitat for the Native Irish Black Bee, whose natural habitat has been seriously eroded over the last number of years. The Black Bee is only one of the 99 bees in Ireland, many of which are on the red list and close to extinction.
The Irish Distillers site at Dungourney is one of many sites where these lodges have been installed since IBCP was established in 2019. IBCP is solely run on a volunteer basis and is keen to work with industry and community groups to highlight the plight of our pollinators.
Ireland’s bees are suffering greatly from the overuse of both herbicides and insecticides which is affecting our biodiversity at an alarming rate.
We encourage everybody to sow as little as 1 square meter of wildflowers to help our rapidly diminishing population of bees and other pollinators.
If you wish to engage or help the project progress contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 085 2004562.