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Top Bee and Pollinator Stories of 2021


Undoubtedly, pollinators are some of the most critical organisms in the world. They contribute to human food supplies in incredible ways. So, they need to be protected and understood. Learn more about these critical insects with these three stories.

Dually-Beneficial Habitats are Strengthening More Resilient Biodiversity

As you look across fields today, you are more often being greeted by a surprising sight. Instead of just seeing the crop, you’ll often see purposefully sown flowers to delight your senses and serve and important purpose: create a habitat for pollinators.

Putting Honeybee Hives on Solar Parks Could Boost the Value of UK Agriculture

The value of UK agriculture could be boosted by millions of pounds a year if thousands of honeybee hives were deployed on solar parks across the country, a new study reveals.

Stop! We are Saving the Wrong Bees

In 2018 the EU had 17.6 million honeybee hives, managed by 650,000 beekeepers. These hives altogether produced 280,000 tonnes of honey. Beekeeping is practiced in all EU Member States where, together, they are the world’s second largest honey producer.