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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:35 pm    Post subject: Bumblebees Reply with quote

Anyone interested in taking part in the Bumble bee monitoring scheme this year,
you can read more on this site and if you have any questions just ask, its a bit of fun and does not take up too much time.
http://pollinators.biodiversityireland.ie/recording-schemes/bumblebee-monitoring-scheme/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like a great buzz. Smile

I used to have more Bumble Bees than I could shake a stick at but last year there were very few. I'll have a go at this but I think the only way I could identify them is to take a pic of each bee I encounter and then check out the reference afterwards. I like Bumble Bees: not so keen on their short tempered, arsey Honey Bee cousins, though.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael Viney writes about bumblebees in his 'Another Life' column in this Saturday's Irish Times. He particularly refers to the value of dandelions to bumblebees - it's worth a read.
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