People for Bees

The IWT are taking our People for Bees project across the country this summer. With People for Bees we deliver accessible talks on bees, their identification and how to create bee friendly habitats. 

 

This training includes practical outdoor sessions where participants practice field skills like bee identification, bumblebee monitoring and biodiversity record taking. The project is aimed at community groups and members of the public in every province of Ireland.

 

The Irish Wildlife Trust works closely with the National Biodiversity Data Centre to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and the Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme.  With the new skills learnt through our People for Bees programme, participating groups have the knowledge and confidence to start carrying out bee population monitoring and habitat creation in their communities, thus completing two of the objectives of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan - "Making Ireland more pollinator friendly" and "Bee population monitoring".

 

 

https://iwt.ie/people-for-bees/ The IWT are supporters of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and we are delighted to have launched our People for Bees project. The project will see us deliver training on bee identification, bumblebee monitoring and bee friendly habitat creation to community groups and members of the public in every province of Ireland.

 

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

In 2015 Ireland, North and South, developed a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination services, the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

 

Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations agreed a shared Plan that identifies 81 actions to make Ireland pollinator friendly.

 

You can take part, using the guides and resources provided by the National Biodiversity Data Centre for your garden, school, local community group or council and map those actions on the online mapping system, Actions for Pollinators, to help track the build-up of food and shelter in our landscape.

 

2017 People for Bees Workshops - Completed

National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin, Co Dublin

Glaslough Village, Co Monaghan

Dungarvan, Co Waterford

Ballymun, Co Dublin

Oranmore, Co Galway

The IWT People for Bees project was supported by Patagonia