This year is probably one of the most difficult for bee colonies in a very long history. In addition to the constant ever-increasing problems (introduction of aggressive alien plant and insect species due to globalization, reduction of honey-bearing areas, atmospheric pollution etc), the warm winter and then a harsh spring frost damaged all the early-blooming plants to the degree where they are not useful for honey production anymore.
But we can help the bees. Each of us can make a contribution!
The next time when you work in your garden, plant some honey-bearing plants.
Plant some flowers in pots and keep them on your balcony.
Leave your lawn unmown for a week or two longer, so that meadow flowers can appear.
Apply to the municipal councilors of your city to plant honey-bearing species of trees in city parks, such as linden or maple.
Petition for public areas to be planted with honey-bearing perennials plants.
It’s not much, but small steps take us a long way.
Pipistrel supports this way of thinking and takes care of nature on every step of our journey, within our EcoLution philosophy: we plant trees, we produce aircraft which don’t pollute the environment, our factory buildings are energy self-sufficient, we try to keep the pollution to a minimum.
We share the sky with bees.
Let’s keep it clean – for them and for ourselves!