eco-education with native bees

With the beginning of the spring, today was the day to talk about the importance of bees 🐝 In Brazil, there are more than 300 different native bee species of which the vast majority don’t sting. Native Brazilian bees depend on a healthy habitat to reproduce and provide several environmental services, the most important being pollination of plants, including agricultural crops. 

During spring, when plants start to bloom, bees intensify their search for nectar and pollen. The bee hives will soon increase and then split to look for a new home. 

Today, the students from the local school had a lot of fun venturing out in the search for the best place to install the bee bait prepared by them during the eco-educational activities. The idea is to capture a stingless swarm to later place it into its permanent home located within the agroforest. 

Today there was an especially beautiful energy among the children, with exchange of content and affection 🍃🍀