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DCs for Bees

'Buffet for Bees'
Bulbs in the Community

Buffet for Bees is part of the DCs for Bees initiative. 

Following on from the huge success of our Orchards in the Community Programme, our DCs for Bees Ambassadors have come up with an amazing initiative that we are so excited to get behind: Buffet for Bees - Bulbs in the Community.

The goal is simple but challenging -  Plant 1 million early flowering bulbs across Ireland that will provide a much needed food source for our bees and pollinators.


They play a crucial role in supporting our declining pollinator populations. As they bloom early in the spring, they provide a vital source of nectar and pollen for our precious pollinators as they emerge from hibernation or overwintering.

But that's not all! Bulbs are not only hardy and adaptable but also versatile in various garden settings. Whether it's a rock garden, border, or a meadow or around orchards, they serve as an early food source and prevent grass cutting. And they can make fantastic employee gifts too!

Here's how you can get involved: by pledging to sponsor Buffet for Bees - Bulbs in the Community packs!

Why Bulbs?

Our Aim

To 

Protect & Feed Pollinators

Bulbs blossom early in the year, providing an important food source for our pollinators at the end of winter.

Community Awareness & Action

We will provide a means for organisation & community purpose based activity which will foster an appreciation of, and awareness for, protecting and encouraging biodiverse habitats in our local areas.

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The Role of Orchards

Orchards have played an important role in communities for many centuries, providing a focal point, a gathering space, and a place where people and nature successfully work together to create abundant harvests.

 

Orchards provide vital green spaces in our cities and towns, where people are encouraged to interact with nature either through becoming custodians of the trees or by simply being around them and enjoying their shade, beauty and fruit.

How to get involved

By pledging to sponsor Buffet for Bees - Bulbs in the Community packs!

Each pack comes with 250 bulbs (163 mixed crocuses and 83 muscari - grape hyacinth - free from Neonicotinoids) nestled in a tray, along with a 1L pack of compost and handy planting instructions.

We've got several pledge options for you:

40 packs for €3,000
60 packs for €4,500
80 packs for €6,000
100 packs for €7,500
200 packs for €15,000
*The price includes delivery.

Ready to make a difference and support our pollinators?

 

Simply confirm your pledge by Friday, June 14th and our accounts team will contact you in the following weeks.

The planting season for bulbs is from September to November. The Buffet for Bees dispatch is around mid-September.

You will get the opportunity to allocate your sponsored bulb packs to the recipients of your choice or to our community groups pot who are interested in planting bulbs for their communities (including schools, Tidy Towns, Community Gardens, Sports associations, Residents associations, care homes, etc).

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Our Bulbs Pack

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Each pack comes with 250 bulbs

(163 mixed crocuses and 83 muscari - grape hyacinth - free from Neonicotinoids) nestled in a tray, along with a 1L pack of compost and handy planting instructions.

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Ready to make a difference?

Simply confirm your

Bulbs Pack Pledge

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'We want to better coexist with biodiversity and help return food and shelter for pollinators to our island.'

All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025

Event REPLAY: "Orchards In The Community"

Keep Up To Date with DCs for Bees

We invite anyone who would like to keep up to date with all the news on DCs for Bees, or to find out more about our activities and events to sign up using the form below. 

 

By submitting this form you are also agreeing to sign up to our Host In Ireland mailing list from which you may receive occasional emails with news and updates.

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