Dara Stanley

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The Great Yellow Bumblebee. Photograph: John Breen

In 2004, two scientists took on a mammoth task: to systematically survey every county in Ireland for bees. They figured it would take them two years, (...)

Workers bees and a queen bee, yellow spot on back. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Researchers in universities across Ireland are to embark on a networking with communities in a joint effort to help Irish bees survive and thrive. It(...)

A total ban on bee-harming pesticides across the European Union has edged closer after the UK dropped its opposition, on foot of research confirming t(...)

The majority of the flowering plants use pollinators – such as bees – instead of wind to transport their pollen

Pollen is one of the main causes of allergic rhinitis, known commonly as hay fever, an allergy that is estimated to affect between 10 and 30 per cent (...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is seeking to water down an EU proposal restricting the use of pesticides linked to declining bee number(...)