The buzz about bees

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By Collie Ennis & Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media, Collie Ennis, and Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This week we chat to Collie's cousin Dr. Stephanie Maher about the lonely, busy and fascinating lives of solitary bees. We also hear about the wondrous bee orchids, who imitate the seductive end of a female bee to encourage pollination.

Also, if you want to find out how you can help bees to thrive, we have some very helpful hints. Here's a quick one: embrace your weeds! They're just badly labelled plants and they're are important food sources for bees and other insects.

Further reading:
Click on pollinators.ie to find out everything you need to know about bees and how to provide for them, even if you only have a balcony.

And get a load of these GORGEOUS bee orchids.

Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella, with Dr. Stepanie Maher.

Produced by Colette Kinsella for Red Hare Media.
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