Managed Pollination Association “BeesAgro”
BeesAgro works to create and maintain a functioning market for regulated pollination by honey bees of entomophytic crops, which is expected to develop the beekeeping industry and increase the economic efficiency of agricultural production in Ukraine.
The idea of creating BeesAgro, which belongs to the NGO “Women Beekeepers Foundation”, was supported by the NGO “Grand Expert”, which has many years of experience in establishing cooperation between farmers and beekeepers – https://www.grand.expert. The result of our cooperation is the creation of an online platform BeesAgro to establish and support cooperation between farmers and beekeepers on effective pollination of crops, especially orchards and berries.
Why bee pollination is decisive in agriculture production?
In the conditions of high-intensity agriculture, which is associated with significant land plowing (81% in Ukraine), and the use of a large number of agrochemicals, including systemic pesticides, the number of wild pollinators and other beneficial insects has significantly decreased in the environment. That is why the role of honey bees as pollinators has significantly increased. Currently, 90-95% of crops depend on bee pollination.
Due to high-quality cross-pollination of bees, the appearance of fruits also improves, their nutritional and taste properties increase, the sugar content in apples and other fruits increases.
It is known that the number of ovaries on apple and pear trees due to bee pollination increases by 90%, plums – 78%, cherries, sweet cherries – 99%.
Yields of fruit and berry crops with high-quality regulated pollination increase by 30-50%. The effect of pollination by bee pollination also affects the quality, juiciness, aroma and size of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other berries.
For whom it is necessary online platform BeesAgro?
owners of perennial plantations – orchards and berries, who are interested in improving their yield and quality of fruit.
to owners of testicles of agricultural entomophilous crops that are interested in improving the quality and quantity of seed obtained.
beekeepers who are interested in providing quality services of regulated bee pollination.