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Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

Bees have been around since the dinosaurs, pollinating flowers, trees, and more. they are a vital part of the ecosystem, literally bringing life to our planet. sadly, currently, approximately one-third of Ireland’s 97 wild bee species are threatened with extinction. adding a bee house or motel to your green space is one simple way to help them.

What have you learned about the challenge that you didn't know before?

Facts about Bees and Beekeeping: History, Mythology, Folklore 1. Bees have existed for more than 100 million years. 2. Ancient peoples believed that bees were created from the carcasses of dead animals. 3. Bees feature prominently in various accounts of Zeus’s birth and infancy – some state that the cave in which he was hidden in to protect him from his father, Kronos, was the home of sacred bees, and the bees fed him honey themselves. Others say that Melissae, the nymph who was shown the use of honey by the bees, nursed him, feeding him honey and milk. –

Outline the specific problem you would like to solve for your Hero and two or three solutions you think would help.

Food insecurity, lack of bees that are needed to pollinate our plants, how this will affect food production in the future and how climate change and modern farming methods are having on our planet and especially the bees.

Ask your Mentor anything.

Will our BEE HOUSE help solve the problem? What other things we can we make from wood that will help?

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