Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Bumblebees, hoverflies and solitary bees provide a valuable service to farmers, pollinating crops and contributing significantly to agricultural productivity. The guides listed below provide information on new ways to provide enough food and shelter for pollinators in a modern farming landscape.
Maintain or plant flowering hedgerows and on rough areas or along watercourses and boundaries
Allow wildflowers to grow around the farm
Provide nesting places for bees
Minimise artificial fertiliser use (complete an Integrated Pest Management plan)
Reduce pesticide use
The All Ireland Pollinator Plan:
Information including a 20 page booklet providing information on the actions to protect and encourage pollinators on your farm.
Scotland Farm Advisory Service:
Practical guides, with information on plant species that will provide food for pollinators throughout the year.
See Also: The Nature Friendly Farming Network.
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