Beekeeping and Climate Change
FIELD EXCHANGE PARTICIPANT ON WHAT IDEAS THEY PLAN TO TAKE BACK TO THEIR FARM OR HOME:
"Cover plants, condition of soil and what grows and why Bee colony impact and interconnectivity with everything else.” - Participant Field Exchange 2022
The role of pollinators is a key element in agricultural systems. A significant amount of bees have been wiped out by over-use of chemicals in farming systems. All over the world, there is a push to protect and increase numbers of pollinators, as their role in plant and crop production is recognised as vital. Beekeeping and Climate Change focussed on what's involved in supporting bee colonies on the farm - and the different approaches such as honey bee production and natural beekeeping. The aim was to showcase opportunities and exchange knowledge on beekeeping and new links to carbon sequestration.
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Aoife Nic Giolla Cuddy (Galtee Bees), Catherine Caulwell (Beekeeper and Lecturer at the Organic College) and Geraldine Byrne (Chair Offaly Beekeepers Association).
Artist: Deirdre O'Mahony