'The problem with bees has to do with sprays,' claims Carlow councillor during debate

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Wild meadows can act as a source of pollination for bees

"The problem with bees has to do with sprays," claimed Carlow's Cllr Arthur McDonald during a debate in the Council Chamber recently. 

Carlow County Council members have passed a motion by Cllr Adrienne Wallace to designate specific areas for the development of wild meadows that can act as a source of pollination for bees.

Cllr Wallace's motion was tabled and passed by a show of hands at the full meeting of the local authority in December. 

However, Cllr McDonald said there is a problem with the declining bee population but added: "I don't think it has anything to with with [designated] areas. 

"The problem with bees has to do with sprays."