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 (CL)
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Beekeeping

Beekeeping or apiculture is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in man-made hives, by humans. A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect their honey and other products that the hive produces (including beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly), to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary or "bee yard".

Depictions of humans collecting honey from wild bees date to 10,000 years ago, beekeeping in pottery vessels began about 9,000 years ago in North Africa. Domestication is shown in Egyptian art from around 4,500 years ago. Simple hives and smoke were used and honey was stored in jars, some of which were found in the tombs of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun. It wasn't until the 18th century that European understanding of the colonies and biology of bees allowed the construction of the moveable comb hive so that honey could be harvested without destroying the entire colony.

The Apiservices website was created in 1996 in four languages and has since been the number one portal for international beekeeping in terms of the thousands of pages of information it contains and the large number of visitors per month.

The European Parliament voted today to protect life and help farmers! No pesticides in EFAs
June 14, 2017

Bee Life European Beekeeping Coordination

PRESS RELEASE
Louvain la Neuve, 14th June 2017

Today the European Parliament did not block the proposal of the European Commission to stop the use of pesticides in Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs). No more pesticides in EFAs, only biodiversity!
 
This is a coherent step towards a more sustainable farming system in which ecosystem services provided by biodiversity, like nutrient recycling or pollination, can bit by bit regain space in agricultural areas. Studies done worldwide[1] showed a potential increase in yields of pollination-dependent crops of 25% on average, with  yields increase of, for example, +12% for wheat, +26% for peas, +32% for carrots! This means that just by managing our landscape in a more “bee-friendly” way, yields may be increased without any further investment in any other input.
 
The Agricultural Committee of the European Parliament promoted the use of pesticides on EFAs arguing that these areas are needed to grow leguminous plants to make Europe independent from GM soya. According to Commission figures, out of the 45 million tonnes of crude protein needed annually for feed, merely 1% appear to come from EU soybean and EU pulses production possibly covered by EFAs.
 
Francesco Panella, president of Bee Life, said: “The vote was close today, but finally the common sense prevailed. The European Parliament did not accept the lies of its Agricultural Commission and understood that at least in EFAs we need to put an end to ecocide. Now is the moment to define our future. The following step in order to stay coherent is for the European Parliament not to support the continued use of neonicotinoids and for member states to support the Commission proposal to avoid the widespread use of some of the most dangerous insecticides ever created.”

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[1]Yields of carrots by +32%, peas by +26%, wheat by +12%, as shown by Campbell, Biesmeijer Varma & Wäckers, 2012, Wäckers et al https://fnt.hogent.be/fntsite/assets/File/Felix Wackers.pdf also https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/sites/agri-eip/files/eip-agri_fg_ecological-focus-areas_final-report_en.pdf ; Garibaldi LA, Carvalheiro LG, Leonhardt SD, Aizen MA, Blaauw BR, Isaacs R, et al. From research to action: enhancing crop yield through wild pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2014;12: 439–447. Available: http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/130330; Garibaldi LA, Carvalheiro LG, Vaissière BE, Gemmill-Herren B, Hipólito J, Freitas BM, et al. Mutually beneficial pollinator diversity and crop yield outcomes in small and large farms. Science. 2016;351: 388–391. doi:10.1126/science.aac7287

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