Interested in what trees we are planting in the Platbos and Bodhi Khaya Forest projects? And why?
Nectar, pollen or both?
Check out our indexed listing of trees indigenous to the Western Cape that are scoped in these projects. There is also a handy note of their value to honey bees.
What are our projects for?
The Bee Effect along with Founding Partner Boland Cellar and our other corporate partners feed funds into a pledge which supports Greenpop’s Forests for Life reforestation projects.
Honey bees are wild in South Africa, this means they are free to come and go as they please, and can forage between 2 and 10 km from their hives.
Surrounded in the Western Cape as we are with wonderful conservation belts, we have to manage the impact on forage sources of droughts and fires and old aggressive farming techniques that have laid previous forest areas fallow and lifeless.
Reforesting makes sense, especially in the face of increasing surface temperatures impacting so many elements of ecosystems.
Planting trees helps with global carbon sequestration, the forests with healthy soils & canopies assist in the cleaning and the conservation of water, and of course they provide healthy habitats for fauna and flora to thrive.
AN AMAZING HABITAT
Did you know that the Platbos forest we have been planting in the last few years is home to the shy Cape Leopard & other amazing mammals?
Importantly our reforestation has also helped preserve this habitat for the endangered, red-data listed Leopard Toad, and over 150 recorded bird species.
Our reforestation and integrated biodiversity projects are programs that are part of our commitment to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.