Honeybees don’t just make honey. Our future depends on them.
Over the past few years honeybee and other insect pollinators populations have fallen. According to the FAO, 71 out of 100 of the most important crops reproduce thanks to pollination. Over 80% of the crops that feed the human population depend on the free labour honeybees offer us. If the amount of honeybees keeps on decreasing we will no longer be able to enjoy many foods, such as mixed berries, peaches, chestnuts, apples, almonds, as well as courgettes, tomatoes and many other vegetables. Fewer dairy products, such as milk, yoghurt, butter and fresh cheeses will reach our tables. If honeybees disappear, our food security and future will be in danger.
Bee My Future aims to support the maintenance of 5 apiaries thanks to a beekeeper hobbyist who boasts ten years experience and a deep knowledge of the world of bees. Our partner, the Beekeepers’ Association of the Province of Milan (APAM), has selected the best beekeeper for the job.
The beekeeper will be entrusted with the management of honeybees: he will conduct beekeeping and honey production in the highly urbanised context of the province of Milan, following organic farming principles.
The project envisages the purchase of honeybee swarms and the necessary equipment to maintain them, such as hives and security clothing, technical assistance to the beekeeper, monitoring of the activities and the bees’ health, honey production according to the sector’s regulations (production, packaging, labelling), and branding of the project materials and honey.
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