Bee Part of Gaisce's #BulbsForBees Campaign

Posted on 27 Sep 2021

To celebrate Gaisce – The President’s Award’s 35th anniversary, we have just launched a special Gaisce challenge for everyone: #BulbsForBees. 

This is Ireland’s largest ever pollination project, supported by our President Michael D. Higgins and approved by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. The ask is simple but impactful, and we wanted it to be as accessible as possible to everyone. #BulbsForBees is encouraging all members of society to plant a pollinator friendly bulb this Autumn to protect one of the most important players in the climate change battle – bees.    

Just like a Gaisce Award - which a participant doesn’t earn overnight - a bulb planted now will, with commitment, attention and care, blossom in Spring 2022 and provide much needed food for our wild Irish bee population. One third of our bee species is threatened with extinction in Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of flowers from which they source their food. 

As an organisation that works with and for young people, we wanted to step up on the issue of climate change and justice. This is one small step, and I am asking for your support.

Support our campaign: 

  • Please consider adding a message to your weekly or monthly members outreach encouraging people of all ages to take part in the campaign - by planting a pollinator friendly bulb. 
  • It would be wonderful if you could tweet your support for the campaign today, here is a sample tweet you can send right away!  
  • In this resource folder you will find a couple of colourful, engaging social media images which you or your team could share out across TwitterInstagram or Facebook.  

Get your special commemorative certificate:

  • Everyone who participates by planting a bulb, whether they are young people, Gaisce participants, colleagues, friends or family, can sign up now to receive a special once-off Gaisce certificate. You can find the registration form on our website here.