Holbein Carpentry & Joinery are delighted to be supporters of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan.
The All Ireland Pollinator Plan is an initiative aimed at reversing the decline in pollinators. It is widely used across all sectors of society, including schools, councils, businesses, local communities (including Tidy Towns).
Pollinator Plan sign up process was facilitated by Kenmare Tidy Towns and was very straightforward. By signing up we have agreed to undertake at least one action in the first year.
After a survey by the Biodiversity Officer, we realised that we already were carrying out several of the required actions:
- Pollinator friendly mowing regime, reducing the frequency of mowing, we have a beautiful clover lawn which is cut at 6 week intervals, providing food for bees
- Create a long-flowering meadow, this provides a habitat for bumble bees to nest
- Clover lawn
- Pollinator friendly container. This contains nasturtiums, calendulas, chamomiles, poached egg plant and African Daisy and is appreciated by both human and bee visitors.
- Earth-banks for solitary bees. This provides a place for mining solitary bees to lay their eggs.
A sign has been put up to highlight to visitors the company’s dedication to helping pollinators.
We hope to add to this list of actions in the near future.
Further information is available at https://pollinators.ie/businesses/
or contact Patricia at Kenmare Tidy Towns, on 087 7548477