New Irish Bumblebee Identification Guide available

Dear all,

Just a few updates from the Irish Pollinator Initiative:

  1. On 17th February we had a symposium to introduce the draft All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Pdfs of these talks are now available on the website


  1. See our events page for identification workshops in 2015. Please note this is being continually updated as details are finalised:


  1. I have added a new beginners guide to bumblebees in Ireland to the website. You can view this pdf here:

The Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme began this month. Don’t forget to do your first walk. For those of you considering joining the scheme, now is a good time to work out your route.

We look forward to receiving your records of bees in 2015.

All the best


Dr Úna FitzPatrick
National Biodiversity Data Centre

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