‘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.
These councils 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 for pollinator events or contact your local Biodiversity Officer. Download event guide 2017
Why not download our Bee-licious Pollinator ID leaflet to see if you can spot any of these common pollinators in your local Park or garden. Bee-licious ID Sheet
For further information, you can download our Bee-licious leaflet here Bee-licious Leaflet