Ireland’s wild Honey bees

Ireland’s wild honey bees are defying the odds, and experts want to know why. Citizen scientists have been asked to participate in a new online survey to record sightings of the distinctive northern black “free living” bee.

There is only one native wild honeybee among the 99 species of bee in Ireland, and scientists at NUI Galway and Limerick Institute of Technology confirmed two years ago that it is not extinct.

Read more in the Irish Examiner


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1 Response to Ireland’s wild Honey bees

  1. Silbh O Casaide says:

    Very interested in Ireland ‘s native honeybee. Am cultivating area in small back garden to attract them if possible.
    Thank you for very informative website which I have just discovered.

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