Apart from the cultivated species, the bee pollinates thousands of wild plant species, which are part of the natural environment and its offer in this case is impossible to express in economic benefit.
One of the serious problems in both Greek and world beekeeping is the poisoning of bees by the use of plant protection products (pesticides).
Bees are poisoned either:
– by their direct contact with the pesticide following application to crops or wild vegetation, or
– by harvesting polluted pollen or nectar or water.
The result of bee poisoning from pesticides is either their immediate death or the long-term reduced functioning of the various systems of their organism, which is why they do not do their job.
We ask growers to be aware of:
1) proper use of plant protection products in order to comply with the instructions for use and precautions on their label, including precautions for the protection of bees (if required);
2) sprays in beekeeping hours (afternoon),
3) alternatives to weed control (cutting),
4) avoiding sprays during flowering,
5) to inform the beekeepers of the area of imminent spraying.