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Hoverflies, the ‘Farmers Friend’.

There are around 180 different species of Hoverfly in Ireland.  They are important pollinators of plants and crops, the second most important after wild bees.   Hoverflies may only live a few days to a few weeks, with many of … Continued

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A Farm Biodiversity Walk, by Alan Poole

To introduce myself, my name is Alan Poole, formerly an ecologist and now an intensive dairy farmer from Gorey Co. Wexford. Also, on my team are, my wife Cheryl and 3 children. Last winter while doing some mundane job on … Continued

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Protecting the Northern Colletes Bee

  Funded by the Environment Fund from Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), the research to learn more about a rare solitary bee known as the Northern Colletes bee (Colletes floralis) was commissioned by the National Trust NI and carried … Continued

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Whitechurch Parish on Becoming Bee-aware

By Reg Richards, Whitechurch Parish     Since 2010, we at Whitechurch Parish (Church of Ireland) in Rathfarnham, Dublin, have been transforming the church grounds and graveyard into a bee-friendly area with very helpful literature from the National Biodiversity Data … Continued
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