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Teach tomorrow's bee stewards

We need wild bees to pollinate our food. But a third of Ireland's 99 species are at risk of extinction. Luckily, we can all help.

How to save the bees in 2 easy steps:

#1 Give them flowers: Green fields and manicured lawns are like a barren desert for bees. They need flowers, including hedge and tree flowers, so:

  • Mow grass less often. Wait until April for your first grass cut to allow some Dandelions to flower. Let a strip of your lawn (or the whole lawn) grow back to a native meadow over the summer. Then in September, mow and remove the cuttings;
  • Let your hedgerows flower;
  • Plant pollinator-friendly plants like lavender. rosemary, or dahlias and trees (like our planting kits below);

#2 Don't poison them: Replace synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and neonicotinoids with natural alternatives. Say no to Roundup!

The All Ireland Pollinator Plan doesn't encourage seed bombs, interestingly. It's more about getting out of nature's way and letting her do her thing. Their guides are here.

    Native Irish wildflower planting gift card
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    $6.00
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    "Bee Kind" enamel pin
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    $11.00
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    Planting kit: Bee - Mixed wildflowers for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
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    $7.00
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    Planting kit: Unicorn - mixed flowers
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    Worker bee wooden puzzle
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    $28.00
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    Match the bees' wooden puzzle
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    A Bug's Life 4-layer wooden puzzle by StukaPuka
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    $48.00
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    $48.00
    Bugs - a cooperation board game for 2-6 players age 4+
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    $36.00
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    Recycled and recyclable gift wrapping sets - 3 sheets, 3 matching tags
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    $8.00
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    Magical mini greenhouse - watch it grow
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    Kew: Lift and Look Bees (a board book by Tracy Cottingham) MADE FAR AWAY
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    Bee: Nature's tiny miracle (peek-through board book by P Hegarty) MADE FAR AWAY
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    $10.00
    Bird House, a lift-the-flaps board book by Libby Walden MADE FAR AWAY
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    $12.00
    Bug Hotel, a lift-the-flaps board book by Libby Walden MADE FAR AWAY
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    Lift-the-Flap Nature (board book by Jessica Greenwell) MADE FAR AWAY
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    First Sticker Book Nature (a paperback sticker activity book by Brooks, Felicity) MADE FAR AWAY
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    Slow Down : Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature Stories (hardback book by Rachel Williams) MADE FAR AWAY
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    David Attenborough, a Big Dreams Little People hardback book by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara MADE FAR AWAY
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    Jane Goodall, a Big Dreams Little People hardback book by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara MADE FAR AWAY
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    Step Outside (paperback book designed in Ireland by Cressida Lynch)
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    The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner, hardback book
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    $19.00
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    $18.00
    Millie Marotta's Brilliant Beasts (colouring book) MADE FAR AWAY
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    Millie Marotta's Wildlife Wonders (colouring book) MADE FAR AWAY
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    Kew Gardens Origami Flowers (a paperback book by Monica Cilmi) MADE FAR AWAY
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