The Native Irish Honey Bee
The 2021 Annual Mint Set highlights the importance of the honey bee and outlines way we can help our pollinators. There has been a world-wide decline in all bee species in recent years. Habitat loss,
intensification of agriculture and use of pesticides have resulted in “a crisis in Irish bees”.
This has led to serious concerns about their essential pollinator role and the drastic effect that their decline could have on biodiversity and food production. To counteract this, the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan was established by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in 2015.
The 2021 set comes in a beautifully designed presentation wallet and features colourful images and informative text . The issue limit of the Annual Mint Set 2021 is 5,000. This set will include all Irish coin denominations from 1c to €2, dated 2021 sealed within the wallet for protection. This set will make an ideal gift or collector’s item.