Goal 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 13 Climate Action
Goal 15 Life on Land
Bees under threat
Bee populations have been declining for the last 60 years due a range of different factors including climate change, lack of food availability, pesticides and Varroa Mite, a nasty little parasite that can wipe out whole colonies. Bees are so important because they pollinate a third of the world’s most nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables and tree nuts.
Because there simply aren’t enough honey bees and native bees in the ecosystem, growers have to rent hives from beekeepers and actually install them on their property to make sure their crops get pollinated properly.
Science save the queen
The Bee Corp is a company dedicated to protecting the bees. Through a partnership with cellular solutions company Nimbelink and mobile operator Verizon they have developed an innovative product, Queens Guard, which allows beekeepers to monitor the hives remotely so action can be taken if there is a problem. This technology also allows large amounts of data to be gathered, providing an overview of what’s going on with the bee population and how it can be helped.
We need bees
#CaseForChange sits down with Ellie Symes, founder and CEO of The Bee Corp to discuss why it is so essential to protect the bees and how without them sustaining the world’s population would become nearly impossible.
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