Category Archives: Pollinators

Insect Hotels: A Refuge or a Fad?

Originally posted on The Entomologist Lounge:
If you are a gardener by hobby and a nature enthusiast by heart, chances are that you are already familiar with the concept of insect hotels (also known as bee hotels). Offering a sanctuary…

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Native Pollinators on Culture Night

Catch up with native pollinator resources and images at: Galway Permaculture Trail Launch  – Friday 22nd from 6.00pm and in the afternoon at: Headford Orchard Jazz Picnic  3.30 – 5.30pm organised by the Headford Environment Grouo      

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More Neonicotinoid Research

New research published in Science looked at the effects of neonicotinoid-treated crops on three bee species (honey bees, Bombus terrestris and Osmia bicornis) in Hungary, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The research shows further links to neonicotinoid pesticides and reduced reproduction … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids chemicals on plants sold as pollinator friendly

Researchers, lead by Prof D Goulson, have found that seventy per cent of “Pollinator Friendly” labeled plants sold in UK garden centres and plant nurseries actually contain neonicotinoids. Neonics are chemicals that have been found to be harmful to bees … Continue reading

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Upcoming Pollinator Gardening Course

Creating a Four-Season Pollinator Garden The workshop will investigate the foraging behaviour of different native pollinator groups, honey, bumble, and solitary bees, hoverflies, and butterflies. We will also discuss appropriate garden design: siting and shelter; choice layout and flowering sequence … Continue reading

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