Introduction to apiterra bee hives
Most plants need the help of pollinating insects such as bees to reproduce.
A large percentage of these plants form the basis of our food (vegetables, fruit trees). A third of world food resources is the result of pollination by bees, the main pollinating insect.
Nevertheless pollinating insects are generally in decline throughout the planet, and particularly in industrial and intensive-agriculture regions in the northern hemisphere. Bees are currently dying in France at the rate of 40% a year (source: Saddier Report 2009).
Bees are well adapted to life in urban areas, and urban pollution does not damage their health, unlike agricultural pollution.
Today, it is vital for us all to be aware of these developments, since each individual can be a link in a protective chain.
With this in mind, Apiterra has decided to act in favour of biodiversity and sustainable development by developing its activity of urban beekeeping. The idea is simple: with the help of partner companies, Apiterra sets up bee hives on the rooftops or in the garden of companies and organisations. In this way Apiterra optimises the urban spaces available and provides them with a natural and useful purpose.
Apiterra does not just set up the corporate beehives. We also take care of them and advertise our activity so that each partner company can communicate its environmental action to its clients, prospective customers, suppliers, and also to local politicians and journalists. Apiterra helps provide a form of communication centered on the company’s environmentally friendly image.
Lastly, Apiterra also organises beekeeping courses and events focusing on bees to raise awareness among adults and children about the issues of bees and beekeeping.