Ireland’s bee population ‘could shrink’ if pylons go up – Irish Daily Mirror, 28 November 2014

Ireland’s bee population could nosedive if plans to plant giant electricity pylons go ahead, it has been warned.

Eirgrid plans to build the 60m high structures through a picturesque valley in Cahir, South Tipperary, where the insects meet to mate.

But beekeepers have claimed the electromagnetic fields from the pylons could stop males from finding the queen bees in the area.

Aoife Mac Giolla Coda expressed concerns the project could weaken the colonies and reduce the number of Irish Black honeybees.

Click here to read the full article: Irish Daily Mirror – 28 November 2014