Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where each species, no matter how small, all have an important role to play. Maintaining a high level of diversity among plants, animals and all living things all around us is essential in keeping the environment healthy and fit for human life
One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes.
Ballygarry House are proud to home a number of beehives and are in the process of planting a wildflower meadow to help re-establish lost colonies of bees and offset the natural decrease in pollination by wild bees.
We also harvest our own honey which has have significant antibacterial qualities amoungst many other benefits