the POLLINATORS

Apart from feral honeybee colonies, Ireland has

21 Bumble Bee species

80 Solitary Bee species

33 Butterflies

180 Hoverflies

While they all share the need for unpolluted and sheltered environments, their accommodation and food-plant habits are quite diverse.

white-tailed bumble bee on astilb

ID and mapping – see IBRD

BWARS database – Bees, Wasps Ants and Related Insects

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