BeeLife is a solutions-oriented non-profit organisation working to improve conditions for bees and pollinators.
BeeLife's members share one common goal: improving environmental conditions for the future of bees, biodiversity and ourselves. Bees are a great indicator of what is going on in the environment, so protecting bees means protecting wildlife in general and our future.
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After years of collaboration, beekeepers and beekeeping associations concerned for their bees and the environment joined together in 2013 to protect the great value of our pollinators at European level.
In the '90s appeared in Europe the phenomenon of the disappearance of the bees and weakening of their colonies. This phenomenon continues to affect regions with industrialised agriculture, including Europe, South and North America, Asia, and even some African countries.
Several hypotheses have been proposed as the cause for the bee colony loss phenomenon, but Beekeepers, based on evidence, have long made unsustainable agricultural practices, including pesticide use, responsible.
In order to counteract this phenomenon, BeeLife is aiming to:
Achieve a Risk Assessment of pesticides on bees that recognizes all existing routes of exposure in a chronic form.
Re-evaluating pesticides taking into account the amendments proposed in Risk Assessment.
Improving collaborations between pollinators and agriculture, ensuring a win-win situation for sustainability and food security.
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Developing new projects is one of the priorities at BeeLife. Looking for practical solutions lies as the basis of all recommendations, support and demands to the beekeeping sector, the agricultural industry and legislators. BeeLife is currently a partner on the Internet of Bees (IoBee) project.
Contact with Policy-makers, regulation entities, NGOs and other stakeholders are necessary for the role of BeeLife to protect our bees. Constant Communications and special events as the Bee Week at the European Parliament help reach key players for both bees and our health.
Bees & Agriculture
BeeLife and its members believe in the enormous potential of a joint effort between the agricultural and the beekeeping sectors. To achieve a sustainable environment, BeeLife provides advise for sustainable farming practices.