Pollinators in GWS sites

Who are our pollinators?

In Ireland, some plants are pollinated by the wind, but many are pollinated by insects. Most insect pollination is carried out by bees. We have one type (species) of managed honeybee and 98 different wild bees. That includes 21 bumblebee and 77 solitary bee species. If we want to protect pollination service, we need healthy honeybees, but we also need to have an abundance and diversity of wild bees, as well as other insects like flies, moths and butterflies.

Guidelines on GWS site management for pollinators

 

Dairy Farmer, John Fogarty from Ashill GWS County Tipperary discusses the management of hedgerows on his farm.


Find out more please follow this link to National biodiversity website 

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