The Basics of Bees 1: An Introduction to Ireland’s Bees
An introduction to Ireland’s wild bee species, and why they’re in trouble.
The Basics of Bees 2: Top Ten Actions for Pollinators
An overview of the top ten things you can do to help pollinators, recommended by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.
The Basics of Bees 3: Recording Pollinators
This video will talk about how you can help us understand more about pollinators by recording them.
Creating Meadows for Biodiversity
Top Tips for Creating a Wildflower Meadow
Production of these two videos was funded by Kildare County Council, Kilkenny County Council, Wicklow County Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government through the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund. Many thanks to Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council; Dearbhala Ledwidge, Heritage Officer, Kilkenny County Council; and Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council, for supporting this project.
Flower-Insect Timed Count
Between April 1st and September 30th, you could take part in this important survey from the comfort of your own garden, schoolyard or local park. It’s easy and it only takes 10 minutes!
Production of this video was funded by Tipperary County Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage through the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund. Many thanks to Róisín O’Grady, Heritage Officer, Tipperary County Council, for supporting this project.
Produced by Peter Cutler, CrowCrag Productions.
Introduction to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan via RTE Nationwide, 2020:
What is the Pollinator Plan? How are councils, community groups and farmers supporting pollinators?
This clip was produced as part of an RTE Nationwide programme about the work of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, filmed summer 2020. Sincere thanks to RTÉ and HiLite Productions for allowing us to share this programme as an educational tool.
What’s the Buzz about Bees?
Bees are crucial for agriculture, food production and the economy. So what’s the buzz? Find out some of the differences between Bumblebees and Honeybees, and how solitary bees get this name…
This animation was part-funded by the Heritage Offices of Kildare County Council and Wicklow County Council, with support from the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Hedgerows: Lifelines on Farmland:
Tipperary Farmer Sean O’Farrell discusses the mutual benefits of allowing his hedgerows to flower on his farm.
Managing Healthy Hedgerows:
This video was produced with funding from the Heritage Office, Tipperary County Council, and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
WEBINAR June 2020: Don’t Mow, Let It Grow is an exciting project which focuses on the management of road verges and amenity grasslands across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. It looks at different ways of managing these areas to show how small changes in management give big benefits to biodiversity and ecosystem services. Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council tells us about the surprising and beautiful results of making simple changes to how we manage nature. This webinar was a Limerick European Green Leaf 2020 event from Limerick City & County Council.
Monitoring Ireland’s Bumblebees:
The Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme is implemented by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
Sincere thanks to Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer with Waterford City & County Council, and Filmmaker Peter Cutler from CrowCragProductions.com for producing this video. This video was funded through the Creative Ireland Initiative.
How community groups can help pollinators:
Introduction to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan:
How farmland can support pollinators:
How Councils can support pollinators:
Sincere thanks to Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer with Waterford City & County Council, and Filmmaker Peter Cutler from CrowCragProductions.com for producing these three videos.
These videos were funded through the Creative Ireland Initiative.
ANIMATION: All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
Our animation was funded through the Creative Ireland Initiative, and by Wicklow County Council and Kildare County Council. Many thanks to Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council, and Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council for supporting this project.
Produced by John Davis & Mark Flood.
Northern Ireland launch of Farmland: Actions to help pollinators guidelines
Interreg Europe PROGRESS produce Good Practice video dedicated to the All‐Ireland Pollinator Plan: