Orchards & Agriculture
Solitary bees provide a vital and potent source of pollination for increasing yields and frutiset in orchards and agricultural ecosystems. Habeetats goal is to help farmers, orchard owners and seed producers grow more high quality food and heirloom varieties. By providing and encouraging the use of solitary bees in orchards, community farms, and organic fields we can help revolutionize and bring the buzz back into sustainable food production.
Habeetats provides b2b consultancy services. We create a pollinator plan that suits your needs and budget. We also help with nest set up, with overwintering and release of bees with observation and control of nest health.
With population growth projected to increase from 7 to 10 billion in 2050, we need to produce 35% more food to feed the world (fao source here). In addition, sustainable plant based diets are increasingly gaining traction which means we need to produce more vegetables, fruits and nuts. Because many of these crops depend on pollinators for fruitset, solitary bees can play an important role in reaching this goal. Over the past 30 years, an increasing amount of scientific studies have found that many of our native bee species are well-suited pollinators of nutritious foods like fruit and berries, nuts, legumes, and vegetables. It has also been shown that pollinator diversity offers an effective and less risk filled means of increasing pollinator pressure in the fields, because it hedges several species to get the job done. Want to learn more on how to integrate and work with bee diversity? Then feel free to contact habeetats.
If interested in getting to know more, please get in touch at aa at habeetats.com