Ardmac are proud to announce that we have signed up to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan again this year. This is an island-wide attempt to reverse declines in pollinating insects.
Host In Ireland are the proud founders of the DC’s for Bee’s initiative which inspires corporate partners, community groups, schools and individuals to plant orchards which provide an essential early Spring food source for pollinators. Bee pollination contributes to 70% of the world’s crops and the success of our species is dependent on theirs. Sadly, nearly one third of Ireland’s bees are facing extinction, thus Host in Ireland decided to take action.
In 2021, the initiative saw 1,262 orchards (6,310 trees) planted across 32 counties for the first time in Ireland. This year, Host in Ireland are increasing their target, from 1,000 mixed fruit tree orchards to 2,000. This will see the equivalent of 10,000 trees planted across Ireland.
Ardmac have pledged to take 20 orchards this year and we plan to distribute them around our local community in Swords. When it comes to environmental responsibility, we apply our Respect Always guiding principle and make efficient use of natural resources.
Ardmac are proud to be involved with an organisation that is making a significant positive difference. The actions taken by Host In Ireland, Ardmac and all partners ensure that we are doing our part to protect Ireland’s bee population.
If you are interested in getting involved, visit https://www.hostinireland.com/