Mooney Goes Wild Sunday 11 March 2018
A few weeks ago we featured a story about the abundance of hares at Dublin Airport and how they’re being translocated to more appropriate habitats.
But whilst their population might be thriving round the runways – their numbers elsewhere in the country are dwindling - so we thought we should take a closer look at Ireland’s oldest mammal which dates back 28,000 years.
Terry Flanagan, travelled to Co. Mayo and met up with Dr. Karina Dingerkus who is an Ecologist with a PhD on the ecology and distribution of the Irish hare.
Where would we be without bees? They are arguably the most important species to our continued survival. Some argue that if bees disappeared off the face of the earth, mankind would die off in a matter of years.
Some EU countries have seen a decline in bee colonies of more than 50%. Thus, MEPS are calling for increased support for beekeepers, the banning of harmful pesticides, more investment in developing safe bee drugs, and a clampdown on imports of fake honey. Philip McCabe is President of APIMONDIA – Bees Of The World.
Mary Montaut, Kilternan Beekeepers Association
One morning, earlier this week, one of our producers on Mooney Goes Wild, Sheila O’Callaghan, arrived in the office and she was telling us about something unusual she’d spotted just that day. Not only does Sheila immerse herself in the world of wildlife on this show, she’s been bitten by the bug in her home life too. Or in this case, it’s more a case of being stung by a bee... and Sheila has been speaking with Mary Montaut from Kilternan Beekeepers Association and of An Beachaire, the magazine for Irish beekeepers ...