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We collectively spent 538 hours, walked 935 km and recorded 10,614 bumblebees last year, but how did our bumblebees fare in 2018? To find out, click on our latest newsletter below.

2019 Newsletter
2019 Newsletter (3.7 MB)


2019 Monitoring Scheme Workshops

Here is the current list of our bumblebee monitoring scheme workshops in 2019. There is a limited series of workshops this year we’ll be providing an increasing number of workshops to partners on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. On the day we cover all aspects of the monitoring scheme including species identification, use of the online data capture system and an afternoon outside putting the skills into practice. Unless stated otherwise, please plan to bring along your own lunch and appropriate clothing for a walk outside in April or May. Hope to see you there!


Cork: 13th April, 11am – 4pm. Naomh Abán GAA Club, Ballyvourney.

Organiser: Dúlra agus Dúchas Bhaile Bhúirne, Rósaí Nic Charthaigh, rosaimc@gmail.com

Booking: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/bumblebee-monitoring-scheme-workshop-2138720758?resp=on&dateid=2138687339


Kerry: 14th April, 11am – 4pm. Sneem Digital Hub, Sneem.

Organiser: Sneem Tidy Towns, Jane O’Sullivan, janeosullivan11@gmail.com

Booking: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/bumblebee-monitoring-scheme-workshop-2138720762?resp=on&dateid=2138687343


Kildare: 27th May, 11am – 4pm. Newbridge Library, Newbridge.

Organiser: Wild Kildare, Paddy Sheridan, paddy.sheridan0607@gmail.com

Booking: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/bumblebee-monitoring-scheme-workshop-2138720752?resp=on&dateid=2138687338


Fermanagh: 3rd May, 11am – 4pm. CAFRE Enniskillen Campus, Enniskillen.

Organiser: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Julie Corry, julie.corry@fermanaghomagh.com

Booking: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/bumblebee-monitoring-scheme-workshop-2138720755?resp=on&dateid=2138687332