The Large Death Of Bees In 2012 & Their Importance To Society

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Federation Of Irish Beekeepers Association member, MICHAEL GLEESON talks to Pat Meehan from the annual Beekeepers summer course in Gormanstown, Co. Meath.

Michael talks about the history of the summer course, how the population of honey bees in Ireland was cut in half by 2013, the importance of bees in terms of planting, the mite insects that are causing the bees in the wild to die, how good weather can possibly replenish the population.

He also talks about the amount of food being dependent on the work of the honeybee and how the world’s governments are working on the issue.

 

Duration: 13'28" DATE: July 22, 2013
Interviewer:Pat Meehan
Producer:Yvette Reid
Interviewee:Michael Gleeson
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:federation of irish beekeepers assocation, honey bees, food industry,
LocationIreland Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20130722_NST_002
Rights:Creative Commons License
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