New guidelines published for users of imported bumblebee colonies

We are delighted to release this important technical how-to-guide for growers. It outlines current best practice on the use of imported bumblebee colonies. Thanks to Sarah Larragy, Irish Research Council Scholar, Maynooth University, for the text and to the following for input: Úna FitzPatrick, National Biodiversity Data Centre; Jim Carolan, Maynooth University; Jane Stout, Trinity College Dublin; Dara Stanley, University College Dublin; Rachel Wisdom, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine; and Michael Gaffney, Teagasc.

View or download Imported Bumblebee guidelines here

This document is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Agri-food & Biosciences Institute (NI), Teagasc, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Research Council.