Blissberry Social Farm has welcomed the launch of its Apiary in partnership with South Donegal Beekeepers Association who is working together to reduce the decline of the bee population in Donegal. We want to encourage more green spaces, including community growing projects and allotments throughout Donegal to seek advice and support towards building opportunities to have a growth in our bee population. The bees are an important part of any community growing project and helps pollinate the many crops that grow in these gardens. There is a lot of concern worldwide at the moment about the ailing bee population and one of our aims at Blissberry Apiary is to educate people on why bees are so important. Early next year we aim to continue with our beginners’ course and run a number of introduction courses to beekeeping and how to look after bees and harvest the crop. People came on our course this year just want to learn about the bees, but we also some people who finished the course wants to set up their own hives. According to the Irish Beekeepers Association one in three mouthfuls of the food we eat is dependent on pollination. Bees play a vital role in the environment and agriculture, by pollinating crops and flowers and it is important that we keep this ancient art alive in our communities. If you would like to find out more about bees or want to take a visit why not pop in this Saturday between 2 and 4pm at Blissberry Apiary Munternnese Doorin Mountcharles.