Amid worries about declines in Irish bees, one solitary bee species is bucking the trend and has just arrived. The Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) has migrated from Britain to set up home in Ireland for the first time. The first sighting was made at the Raven Nature Reserve by recorder Jim Kenny on the 12th
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