Rare – Weekly photo challenge

Worldwide bee species are becoming rarer. In Ireland, it is estimated that 30% of our bee species are threatened with extinction, and of these six species are critically endangered. Just by planting some flowers and leaving a small corner of your garden to be “wild”, you could help these endearing, increasingly rare creatures.

For more tips on helping bees check out this garden guide from the All Ireland Pollination Plan.

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    1. It was certainly a big bumble! I thought originally it may have been one of the cuckoo bees but now I think it may just be a newly emerged white tailed queen

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  1. Bees are among the reason we don’t use pesticides in our little patch of lawn and trees. If you would have told me a decade ago that I would be rejoicing to see bumbles and others in our flowers, I would have said you were nuts. But, I’m rejoicing!

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