With last Wednesday’s World Bee Day there as a reminder to us all just how important these little honey monsters are when it comes to our planet surviving and thriving, now is the perfect time for Greystones’ first-ever bee route.
Having an abundance of sunflowers at home, it was local councillor Jodie Neary who lit the spark.
Pretty quickly, Marie and the Greystones Tidy Towns gang were on board too, and the first fruits of the collaboration took place this morning at Burnaby Park.
Where Greystones Bee Route starter packs were handed out to all and sundry, each containing a Giant Russian sunflower seedling, a lavender plug and an information leaflet. For those without a garden, there was also a flowerpot.
Naturally, the turn-out was strong, given that this is not only about beautiful flowers and saving the planet, but, yay, it was FREE!
And who doesn’t love free…?
With plans to extend the bee route to neighbouring towns and villages, we caught up with Jodie and her two brats to find out more about this cunning plan, and when, exactly, these sunflowers will be ready to eat…
You can find out more about World Bee Day right about here, and about the Tidy Town’s Pollinator Pathway here.