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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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    Our Partners

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