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Mairead Ronan

A Wildlife Buff Explains The Importance Of Bees To Our Environment And Our Economy

Each week Mairead chats to someone all about the obsession in their life, and this week was the turn...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:41 PM - 17 Jun 2021



Mairead Ronan

A Wildlife Buff Explains The Importance Of Bees To Our Environment And Our Economy

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

3:41 PM - 17 Jun 2021

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Each week Mairead chats to someone all about the obsession in their life, and this week was the turn of Niamh Phelan who is mad about bees.

Niamh did her Masters in Wildlife Conservation and Management, and her thesis focused on Ireland's rarest true bumblebee which saw her spending a summer in Mayo with a net trying to track it down!

A Wildlife Buff Explains The Importance Of Bees To Our Environment And Our Economy

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Niamh told Mairead about how important bees are our to our food, our environment, and how the work they do is worth €53 million per annum to the Irish economy.

She works with the National Biodiversity Data Centre who are always looking for the public to get involved in their surveys to track bees and other pollinators - you can find more information here.

You can hear the chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.


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Bees Biodiversity Bumblebee Great Yellow Bumblebee National Biodiversity Data Centre Niamh Phelan Obsession Pollination Pollinators Wildlife Conservation

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