The Bee Effect works with declining honey bee numbers by supporting their forage needs with Reforestation, Seed Programs, Safe Bee Havens and various other projects.

We are all about action to effect change in the threat against honey bees.  To achieve this we execute projects that address diversity in their diet to increase their numbers, supporting the ever increasing demand for fruit & vegetables in pollination. This is coupled with an awareness platform that continually shares relevant information with you, our agricultural industry, our keepers of the bees and our children.

#GenerationRestoration with #TreesforBees_The Bee EffectThrough our reforestation and integrated biodiversity projects we are supporting healthy biodiversity corridors and playing a role in mitigating climate change impacts, programs that are part of our commitment to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration as an official supporter.

 

WHY THE BEE EFFECT

We are currently midway in a decade targeted with doubling our hive numbers to deliver in tandem on pollination demands, as demand for food resources increase.  Specifically those pollinated by honey bees. 

With the impact of droughts and fires over this period, particularly in the Western Cape, we have been unable to increase hive numbers, rather, we have lost more.   

This leaves an ever critical scenario of focused activity to support the apiary industry, and maintain the contribution that the honey bee makes to our rich biodiversity corridors.

With this in mind, two direct areas need immediate address, how do we halt the decline in honey bee numbers, and how do we increase our honey bee population.

Bad honey bee nutrition is one of the main contributors to a decline in their numbers. 

Nutrition quality also impacts on healthy pollination performance. Good nutrition requires a good diverse diet in flora.

Wondering what honey bees love foraging for nectar and pollen on? Click here for a list of plants honey bees visit in your province with flowering times to help you grow bee-effectively.

Helpful honey bee hint for gardeners: plant and grow mindful of the season when there is a shortage of forage for honey bees in your area.