Bee Orchid


The rare and protected Bee Orchid growing in Magherabeg, Maharees! The Bee Orchid (in Irish: Magairlin na mbeach) is named due to its lower peral’s resemblance of a Bumblebee – a device used to attract pollinators. We found this orchid growing last Sunday on our walk for Kerry Biodiversity Week led by Ciara Dolan. Keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you spot one…but no picking as they’re protected by law!