Weʼve raised £0 to produce a documentary and scientific research study into the honeybee welfare status in the uk and abroad
- Purbeck District, United Kingdom
- Gardens and environment
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- Closed on Thursday, 15th December 2016
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I have been working intensively with honeybees for the last six years, with a history in the Rural industry and a background in Media previous to that. Honeybees form the lynchpin of Agriculture across both the northern and southern hemispheres, and there are many and varied ways that Commercial Beekeepers maintain populations. However it is now becoming widespread knowledge that things are not all well with our little pollinators. Various ailments such as Colony Collapse Disorder and the Varroa mite have been affecting Honeybees across America, Europe and Asia, and urgent research is still needed to give Honeybees the best possible chances of survival.
As Einstein said, if the Honeybee dies out, mankind will not have long left upon this planet..
Bob Joseph8 months ago
At the end of the 2016 season, we have managed to bounce back from two major setbacks at the start of the year, one was a fertility issue with nearly 100 of our queen-bees, and the other was the Acute Deformed Wing Virus which has hit us for the 3rd year running. Last year it took out no less than 80 colonies, with others severely affected. Although we were able to salvage the weak colonies and re-start around 100 more, it was a real blow. This year we have been ready and have boosted affected colonies, hopefully ready for the 2017 season...
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