Bee-licious, helping our pollinators
‘Bee-licious’ is a pollinator project supported by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, ‘Our Heritage Programme’. A partnership of eight Councils across Northern Ireland, who are concerned by the decline of our pollinating insects, including bumblebees, solitary bees, honeybees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and beetles.
Council will work with local communities to restore native flower-rich habitats where pollinators can find food and shelter.
Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollinating animals or by the wind. The transfer of pollen between flowers of the same species leads to fertilisation, and successful seed and fruit production. In Northern Ireland the annual apple crop is worth £25 million per year to the local economy.
‘Bee-licious’ events will be held throughout the next couple of years. Check out our event’s page.
Why not download our Bee-licious leaflet, or a Pollinator ID sheet, to see if you can spot any of these common pollinators in your local Park or garden.
Bee-licious is supported by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, ‘Our Heritage Programme’. The partnership project is led by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, working with 7 Councils across Northern Ireland, including: Armagh City, Craigavon and Banbridge Borough Council, Belfast City Council, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Mid Ulster District Council, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Newry and Mourne Borough Council.
If you would like to get involved in the project or require further information, please contact, Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer, E: [email protected] T: 028 9446 3113 ext 31371