The arrival of Spring has always been a long-awaited event. It represents the moment of transition from the cold and arid winter to the hot and lush summer. And just when the earth awakens and the breeze warms, then the sprouts begin to sprout, the leaves to sprout, the flowers to bloom, and we begin to see the precious bees fluttering over the meadows.
In fact, bees have their period of maximum activity in spring, thanks to the abundance of flowers, and continue their indispensable work until the beginning of autumn, when they stop due to the cold.
Bees are admired and feared at the same time, their yellow and black stripes are instantly recognizable and their buzz is unmistakable. However, every now and then other insects are mistaken for bees, due to their colors, which they use as a mask to make themselves unappetizing towards their predators, who confuse them with poisonous bees. It goes without saying that their mimesis confuses us humans too, who are often immediately on the alert when we see the famous stripes on a flying insect.
This duality of bees makes them incredibly fascinating and yet their "dangerousness" means that their importance is often underestimated.
In fact, the role of these small insects is very important for the balance of our planet, since 87.00% of wild plants base most of their reproduction on pollination by bees.
However, bees not only reinvigorate the flora of the planet, but also produce the sweet and inimitable honey, which has always been loved by man, to the point that already starting from prehistoric times we have evidence of rock paintings in which the collection of honey from beehives is represented on the trees. We even owe the birth of beekeeping to the ancient Egyptians, who as early as 2400 BC. have found an effective method to ensure that the luxury of honey is always available.
The mystery linked to bees is therefore very ancient, and in fact the oldest bee was found in Burma, fossilized inside an amber stone, and dates back to more than 100 million years ago: the planet has hosted for a very long time the 20,000 species of existing bees, and they reinvigorate it without equal.
Today, however, pesticides and pollution are putting a strain on the health of our beloved bees, without which the life of the planet would be in jeopardy; therefore it is from a need to safeguard their species and the flora and fauna of the Earth, that projects such as the one we have entrusted to us are born: 3Bee.
3Bee is an agri tech company and start-up that was born with the aim of saving the bees, who today, more than ever, need our help. They have developed technological systems to help beekeepers monitor hives more effectively and have created a circular economy program "Adopt a hive", thanks to which you too can adopt your own hive, monitor it and receive the honey that is produced by it!
Join us in the fight for sustainability and the protection of resources, and become part of the Oasis of the Hotel Lucrezia Borgia by clicking here. Help the bees, the planet and humanity, with a small but big gesture.
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