Agriculture depends on pollination for many crops. Bees, both managed and non-managed species, increase crop yield and quality as main pollinators. By providing this essential ecosystem service, bees contribute to human food production and security. They are also important for non-food crops like cotton. The need for pollination services increases worldwide. On the other hand, agricultural practices can pose a risk for bees.
In recent years, risk assessment tries to meet increasingly the complex biology of pollinators. Though most requirements refer to honey bees (Apis mellifera), also non-managed bees are getting into focus. BeeSafe assists you by specialized services from finding data gaps over the study planning up to the work in the field. Consulting on risk mitigation measures, stewardship programs and stakeholder communication complete the services of BeeSafe.
BeeSafe for bees in agriculture
The field of pollinators in agriculture is vast. Therefore, here are some examples of what BeeSafe can do for you. For details, please visit the dedicated pages.
My incentive is to find solutions for bees in agricultural landscapes – please ask me for more information on your specific questions.