Feeding Carrickmacross's Bees

Carrickmacross Tidy Town Committee in conjunction with the Environmental Services Department of Monaghan County Council have launched a Help Feed Carrick’s Bees Campaign as part of International Bee Day on May 20th. One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction in Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites for bees in our landscapes. Carrickmacross Tidy Town Committee is asking everyone to get involved, from the County Council, Businesses, Schools and residents in Carrickmacross.

Feeding Carrick's BeesWe are calling on everyone to Feed the Bees:Pledge your Garden for Pollinators

‘Pledging your garden for pollinators’ means you have chosen to make it a healthy pitstop for pollinators in the landscape. By taking some simple actions, you will help to provide much-needed food and shelter for our pollinating insects, while creating a beautiful, colourful garden. You'll find lots of ideas on how to this by clicking on the link below from Pollinators.ie. We have Free Signs availabe for people who pledge to make their garden "Bee Friendly". Contact us to find out more on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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To find out how you can help,
download our 16-page guideline booklet
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Visit: Actions for Pollinators
This helps us to track pollinator-friendly sites across our landscape.

Schools Competition

monaghancocologoCarrickmacross Tidy Town Committee is running two competitions; one for second level students to Build A Bee Hotel, and one for national school students to Design a Help the Bees Poster with great prizes of Carrickmacross Vouchers available. Supported by the Environmental Services Department in Monaghan County Council. For an entry form for the Build a Bee Hotel please click here >>

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For some ideas on How to build a Bee Hotel click here >>

Shop Local

Some local garden centres where you can buy Pollinator plants:

Flowers By Ann

Address: 4, Parnell St, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (042) 966 1492

Hill’s Garden Centre

Address: Shercock Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, A81 TW18
Phone: (0)42 9661300

Nature Works

Address: Carrickmacross, Co.Monaghan
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 086 947 6513

 

Veronica longifolia Eveline

Veronica longifolia 'Eveline'

Sedum herbsfreude

Sedum herbsfreude

Aster frikartii Monch

Aster frikartii 'Monch'

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Nepeta faassenii 'Junior Walker'

Eryngium Big Blue

Eryngium 'Big Blue'

 

Flyers & Plant Lists

Useful flyers and pollinator-friendly plant lists:

 

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Reduce mowing to help pollinators.

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Pollinator-friendly Herbs

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Pollinator-friendly Garden plants

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Our Planting Code lists flowers, trees, shrubs bulbs, climbers.

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How-to-guide on pollinator-friendly hedgerows.

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Guidelines for your housing estate

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Some pollinator-friendly shrubs

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Pollinator-friendly Trees

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No Garden?:

Plant a ‘Pot for Pollinators’

You don’t even need a garden to help our struggling pollinators! By planting up a ‘pot for pollinators’ for your patio or balcony (or a window box), with pollen-rich flowers, you will provide much-needed food for our pollinating insects. This simple guide, funded by Galway County Council, outlines how to plant up a pot that will attract lots of grateful pollinators!

Need help logging your garden on our mapping system?

Hopefully this guide will help:

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Gardens: Tips to help you log your site PDF »