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Protect bees and other wild pollinators with us!
Date of event: 17.02.2018
Imagine that you are not able to eat apples, strawberries or cherries; there are no cucumbers, tomatoes, courgettes, herbs, almonds, or tea with lemon and honey on your table.
More than three quarters of plants grown in Europe are alive and bear fruit thanks to bees and other insect pollinators. Unfortunately pollinators are in danger. Their number is declining exponentially as a result of excessive use of chemicals in agriculture and the disappearance of natural habitats. There are some regions in Europe where the population of honeybees is reduced by half by the year. Poland is also affected by this problem - in our country the number of bees declines after winter on average by 20%, whereas in some areas - even by 30%!
Meanwhile, we owe much more to bees than just honey or other bee products: they are indispensable to our food production, as they are responsible for the pollination of plants that we eat. Honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees and other insects, such as butterflies and flies, work from dusk till dawn, pollinating crops and wild growing plants. Every third spoonful of food that we eat depends on the work of insect pollinators. There are more than 4,000 species of vegetables in Europe alone that depend on being pollinated by bees and other insects.
In order to protect bees, first a ban on the use of dangerous agricultural chemicals needs to be introduced, but you can also help by making responsible choices when you do your shopping at a greengrocer’s or a gardening centre.
Do you want to learn more?
Come and visit our stall, where we can tell you about the possible solutions and show you how to protect bees and other wild pollinators.