Ballymote Library host bee protection awareness event

An event highlighting the importance of protecting our bee species is due to take place in Ballymote next week.

The ‘Save the Bees’ event is being hosted by the Europe Direct Information Centre and will be held in Ballymote Community Library next Thursday at 2:30pm.

It’s to raise awareness of a European Citizens Initiative which hopes to raise one million signatures to call on European Commission to ban harmful pesticides which is resulting in a sharp decline in bees.

PRO of The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations Ken Norton will be giving a talk on Bees in Ireland and Bee Keeping.

Manager of the European Direct Information Centre in Sligo Pat Gannon says bees play a vital role in pollination of plants which is vital for our food production.