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IBCP Volunteer Meeting

Mark your calendars for 20/02/2024. We are having a volunteer meeting at the Ballyphehane community centre from 6.30pm. This meeting will give us an idea of what to expect from the IBCP going forward and a preview of the 2024 event season. This meeting is open to all existing and new potential volunteers, so do not hesitate to bring your…

World Bee Day Seminar and Family Bee Hunt

World Bee Day Seminar and Family Bee Hunt

IBCP’s World Bee Day Seminar and Family Bee Hunt at Fota House and Gardens was a resounding success.  A big thank you and our gratitude to all who supported us on this special occasion.  The seminar featured esteemed speakers, including Prof. Julia Jones, Prof. John Breen, Mike Walsh from SETU, and Michael Kelly from Grow Waterford. Our speakers valuable contributions added depth and…

Adare Tidy Towns Habitat Installation in People’s Park

Adare Tidy Towns Habitat Installation in People’s Park

A round of applause to Bridie Collins and her remarkable team at Adare Tidy Towns, along with the generous support from Analog Devices. Thanks to their combined efforts, a new habitat installation has flourished in People’s Park. This beautiful addition will undoubtedly provide a safe haven for our precious pollinators.

Exploring Solitary Habitats with Grifols Pharma

Exploring Solitary Habitats with Grifols Pharma

Pat Deasy and Johnny Ryan recently ventured to Grifols Pharma in Clondalkin Co. Dublin. Their purpose? To install solitary habitats and engage in discussions with the senior management team. Sharing our plans and passions for bee conservation, these conversations open doors for collaboration and further steps towards a thriving pollinator population.

Empowering Communities: Men’s Shed Engagement

Empowering Communities: Men’s Shed Engagement

Communities from Cork City  Tougher, Frankfield, and Blarney Men Sheds, joined us for an engaging information day at Fota. The Men’s Shed attendees were immersed in understanding all aspects of our charity’s mission and its exciting future plans. It’s these connections that empower us to create lasting change.

Donate and Save with IBCP

Donate and Save with IBCP

We are delighted to announce a link up with the Woolsocks Money app, a new way to save money with online shopping. The Woolsocks app offers saving deals for many online stores. When you buy from these using the app, you get cashback amounts up to 40%. The app also offers an option to donate to a charity and IBCP…

New Apiary Bee House

New Apiary Bee House

At the end of June we installed a new bee house at our research apiary, which will house a few hives and other equipment needed within the apiary.  A modern beehive provides a secure and weatherproof container to protect the colony. Why then keep beehives inside a building, like the bee house? For a research project it requires many colonies,…

Get a Handle On Our NEW NAME

Get a Handle On Our NEW NAME

If you’ve been following us on social media you will no doubt have noticed that our name varied from platform to platform. On Facebook we were known as IrishBlackBees, on twitter we were IrishBeeConser1, on Instagram we were irishbeeconservationproject and on LinkedIn Irish-Bee-Conservation-Project . It was all pretty confusing! After a few tries we’ve now settled on our new forever-name….

Bill to Ban Importation of Non-native Bees

Bill to Ban Importation of Non-native Bees

We at IBCP fully support Senator Vincent P Martin’s Protection of the Native Irish Honey Bee Bill, which seeks to ban the importation of non-native honeybees. The native Irish honeybee, known as the Irish Black or Dark Bee, is a subspecies of the European Dark Bee, or Apis Mellifera Mellifera. The European Dark bee, once common across most of Europe,…

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