Bumblebee Populations Have Been In Decline Since 2012

Today is World Bee Day!

One third of Ireland's wild bee species are under threat of extinction.

To mark World Bee Day today, Junior Minister for Agriculture and Offaly's Pippa Hackett is highlighting the importance of bees and other pollinators.

Bumblebee populations show a worrying year on year drop of 4.1% since 2012.

Minister Hackett says they play a vital role:

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