Strategy to protect Irish bees welcomed

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Politics
Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed an all Ireland strategy designed to tackle the decline in Irish bees. ruane14Ruane said, “In June I hosted a delegation from the County Down beekeepers and the Minister of Agriculture who outlined to her the problems facing beekeepers and the threat to indigenous Irish bees. “I am delighted that we have now developed a strategy to protect bees and that 68 organisations right across the island of Ireland have signed up to it. “The strategy includes encouraging farmers to allow wild flowers and plants to grow on verges and boundaries as well as developing wild areas in public parks and gardens. “Bees play an important role in the natural pollination of plants and flowers and maintaining a healthy bee population is crucial. There is also a threat of extinction to three indigenous species of bees so protecting their future must also be a priority,” Ruane added.

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in