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The Irish Bee Conservation Project CLG

Registered Charity 20206199
Company Reg No 672147
CHY 23035

The IBCP was established to protect the natural environment for the Irish public and its future generations by supporting bee and pollinator conservation. We will achieve this by abiding by nationally recognised values and principles of habitat support, bio-diversity, education and research. We will pursue this objective throughout the Republic of Ireland by engaging in Bee-friendly conservation activities, advocacy through centres of excellence, broad population education activities and community activation in the promotion of bee friendly activities.

Did You Know...


of our food relies on pollinators


species of Irish Bees (approx)


species have declining numbers


species are extinct

What We Do


We provide bee lodges for wild bees to shelter in


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


Developing education module for schools and Communities.


Studying best practice for creating habitat for wild bees.

Check Out The Fota Junior Pollinator Trail!

With IBCP, you can learn all about pollinators and how to help protect them and their homes and make sure they have food to eat so they survive and keep on pollinating plants for the survival of all! We need your help because if we all do our little bit, it will make a BIG difference!

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Latest News

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….

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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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A Growing Partnership

A Growing Partnership

We are delighted to grow our partnership with Stonewell Cider, a small team of traditional Irish Cider makers in Cork. Stonewell make a contribution to us with every sale of their award-winning cider. The funds raised help us to create pollinator trails, construct bee lodges and highlight the dangers bees face. Here we have our chairman, Tony Varian presenting Daniel…

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Creating Wild Spaces Webinar

Creating Wild Spaces Webinar

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a webinar on Creating Wild Spaces. This webinar is ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about how they can improve biodiversity in their own gardens and community spaces. Why not welcome back more pollinators to your outdoor spaces? We are very excited to announce our speakers for…

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Community Impacts

How Our Community Gives Back

Learning Zone

View our fun and enaging content for kids!


A selection of photos and videos from our initiatives, activities and our native bees.​

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By choosing to support the Irish Bee Conservation project you help administer our project for the greater good of our Irish native bees and other pollinators.

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    This website was developed with support from SECAD and the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme