World Bee Day…MOY Green Roofs

 

From the National Botanic Gardens to Galway Garda Station and from Queens University Belfast to Clonakilty Cork, Moy have been supplying pollinator friendly green roof systems since 1999.

Our green roof systems have always provided a sustainable resource for pollinators and act to replace lost habitat.

This commitment to providing sustainable habitat for wild bees and pollinators has influenced the evolution of the Moy Pollinator Green Roof. With over 25 species of native Irish wild flowers and sedums, the pollinator friendly green roof provides nectar over a much wider time period each year. Flowering from March to October, this planting mix not only delivers on LEED and BREEAM biodiversity requirements, but also provides much needed sustenance to the pollinators.

Our pollinator friendly green roof design incorporates the use of Bee Banks, mounds of specially blended growing media which provides ideal conditions for the native Irish solitary mining bee species, enabling these hard working bees to continue in their role as the pollinators of fruit trees and plants within our urban environment.

In addition, we encourage the promotion of invertebrate biodiversity through the inclusion of suitably decayed wood log-piles which have intact soft bark and cores, providing ideal habitat for a wide variety of beetles and spiders and instant attraction to small birds.

Moy also incorporate wild hives for swarming bees, to provide homes for bee communities as larger wild hives sub-divide and beetle buckets to home a wide variety of beetles and grubs.

The Moy pollinator friendly roof concept may be applied to living roofs of any scale.  

 

PROUD MEMBERS OF ALL IRELAND NATIONAL POLLINATOR PLAN AS CORPORATE MEMBERS AND THROUGH OUR MEMBERSHIP OF HOST IN IRELAND……..

Bee pollination contributes to 70% of the world’s crops. The success of our species is dependent on theirs. There are 98 species of bee in Ireland; nearly 1/3 are threatened with extinction.

The #hostinireland #DCsforBees Ambassadors – made up of people from the data centre industry – exist to halt the decline of Bees in Ireland and beyond.