Bee decline is a warning for us all

Bee decline is a warning for us all

The Office of the President decided to install beehives in the Presidential Garden a year ago as part of the City Bees project, which is organized by ŽIVICA, the Centre of Environmental and Ethical Education. President Čaputová noted the importance of bees and their benefits for biodiversity on World Bee Day.

According to beekeeper Tomáš Blaškovič, who cares for the bees in the Presidential Garden, the two bee families will soon grow to three.  In a video broadcast on the occasion of World Bee Day, he talks about how the presidential bees are doing after one year and President Čaputová comments on the taste of their honey. "When I hear the word bee, I think of sweet honey." She also pointed out that the contribution of bees to nature is much greater than their honey.

Bees and other pollinators help to reproduce plants that serve as food and shelter for other animals. The production of a considerable portion of food that we eat also depends on the activities of bees. The global decline of bees and other pollinators due to climate change and interference in nature is therefore a warning for the protection of biodiversity as well as mankind.  "Pollinators can survive without people, but not the other way around. The city is also a place for bees.