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Moving, conserving and interpreting the Downpatrick High Cross

Friday 4th April
Waterman House, 5–33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA
Free

Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop by Jacki Sleator

Saturday 5th April
Enniskillen Castle Museums
£45 includes light refreshments, this fee includes a £20 non–refundable deposit

Short Course on Field Skills for Identifying and Recording Plants

Saturday 5th April
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Dublin,
N/A

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IfA 2014 Conference and Training Event

Wednesday 9th April
Glasgow Marriott
See website

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eNGO Workshop

Monday 14th April
Peatlands Park
Free

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Easter Egg Trail at Mount Stewart

Friday 18th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Picnic in the Park

Monday 21st April
Forthill, Enniskillen
Free

Drumclay Crannog Exhibition

Monday 21st April
Enniskillen Castle Museums
Normal Admission Rates Apply

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A Twisted Torc

Monday 28th April
Elmwood Building, Queens University
Free

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Without Bees – £1.8bn Bill? 12 April 2012

Without bees UK may face £1.8bn bill to hand–pollinate crops

It would cost £1.8bn a year to hand–pollinate UK crops without bees, green campaigners claimed as they launched a scheme to save the insects.

Friends of the Earth said that in recent years, Britain had lost half the honey bees kept in managed hives, wild honey bees were nearly extinct and solitary bees were declining in more than half the UK landscapes where they had been studied.

Some bumblebee species have been lost from the UK altogether.

Hand–pollination is already being used in some parts of the world, such as in China’s Hanyuan county, where pear trees have to be pollinated by humans as native bee populations have been wiped out by loss of habitat and intensive agriculture.

But if the UK cannot rely on bees for pollinating fruit and vegetables, it would cost the country £1.8bn, according to research by the University of Reading.

Friends of the Earth has launched its Bee Cause campaign to help bees.

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/environment/without-bees-uk-may-face-18bn-bill-to-handpollinate-crops-16143360.html?r=RSS#ixzz1roXJUsQC
 

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