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Irish Bees

Explore an online gallery of detailed imagery of some of Ireland's bee species, captured by the NMI Photography Department for the temporary exhibiton The Murmur of Bees. The exhibition features material from the Natural History Collection to give visitors a rare glimpse into the fascinating and unusual world of Irish bees. Examples of every bee species in Ireland are displayed, as well as bees and other insect species from around the world. Visitors will learn about the differences between honeybees, bumblebees, and an astonishing diversity of solitary bees, and might be surprised to realise how many species are found in Ireland. 

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