DCs for Bees

HOST IN IRELAND

A SUB INITIATIVE OF 

Difference Days 

 

Dcs For Bees is an industry initiative led by Host in Ireland to help save Ireland's declining bee population. This sub initiative aims to bring an industry together in a way that has never been done before. 

 

The people of this industry are looking to make a difference. This initiative gives them the opportunity to not only make an individual difference but the tools to educate, advocate, create awareness and take action.  

The Problem

Bee pollination contributes to 70% of the worlds crops. The success of our species is dependent on theirs.

We are set to lose almost 90% of our bumblebees in Ireland by 2050 at the current rate of decline.

 

Last year alone they were down by 24% on the previous year.

There are 98 species of bee in Ireland; nearly one third are threatened with extinction.

 

What's more, bees and butterflies are an indicator of the general health of the 11,400 species of insects who not only impact pollination but also pest control and decomposition that returns vital nutrients to the soil.

We can be part of the Solution

Planting a Tree

One day where we made a difference

 

25th October 2019

A day that created a long lasting change in our landscape permanently and for the better, working alongside the Native Woodland Trust.

This day is just the beginning of the initiative and will see the

development of much needed indigenous forest

for safe food and shelter that is critical for bees. 

1 Day | 100 people | 8 acres |  2,000 trees

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Who We Are Working With

We are working with two of the most reputable organisations in this space in Ireland to bring this vision to life:

 

The National Biodiversity Data Centre - www.biodiversityireland.ie

Native Woodland Trust - www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie

 

These organisations are leading the way on reversing the worrying trend of population reduction of bees in Ireland through research based, ethical and indigenous methods. 

 

This is an opportunity for our partners who are a regional part of a larger organisation to showcase Ireland and team and highlight how this kind of campaign can be used as a blueprint in other regions.

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Long term 

IMPACT

Working closely with ecologists from the

National Biodiversity Data Centre,

we have created an industry-specific,  purpose-built programme for our industry to make lasting sustainable changes.

 

From the smallest partner operating nationally, to a global multi-billion-dollar operator with multiple sites, there will be steps to promote biodiversity to suit every type of partner.

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Get Involved with DCs for Bees

We invite anyone who would like to participate and get involved in any capacity to fill out the form below

 

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