To celebrate World Pollinator Week 2021, we have highlighted five foods that bees help pollinate. Bee pollination is a great help to strawberries, melons, blueberries, raspberries and apples. Watch our short video on our youtube channel to learn more.
- Did you know blueberries are insect-pollinated? The most significant pollinators of commercially farmed blueberries are honey bees.
2. Did you know? Honey bees are considered the most effective pollinating insect for melon crops.
3. Did you know? Raspberries will produce more and much larger berries if bees have access to the flowers.
4. Did you know that on average bee pollination increases the commercial value per strawberry by 38.6% compared to wind pollinations and 54.3% compared to self-pollination?
5. And lastly did you know that in North America pollination is a crucial part of growing quality apples? Honey bees are the most important and most commonly use managed pollinator of apples.
Not only will our remote bee monitoring technology help beekeepers build strong colonies for honey production, it is also vital for pollination of many food crops. The production of 80% of the 264 crop species cultivated in the EU depends directly on insect pollinators, and the global annual monetary value of pollination is estimated to be €153 billion.
“Our technology has the potential to save and even expand the professional beekeeping industry in Europe which makes a significant and vital contribution to crop pollination. European honey bees have provided approximately half of the recorded crop visits in European studies. In a survey of farmers from 10 European countries, 49% indicated that they experienced yield deficits due to inadequate pollination.”Dr Pádraig Whelan, CSO and Co-Founder