At the occasion of the European Week of Bees and Pollination, stakeholders from academia, beekeeping, crop protection industry and European institutions came together in the European Parliament today to discuss what Europeans can do for bees.
The need for further research, collaboration and dialog among stakeholders, as well as education of consumers and governments were at the heart of the debate. This resonates well with the basic principles of the Bayer Bee Care program. Many speakers iterated the fact that pollinators’ health is influenced by multiple factors and that joint efforts by all stakeholders will be needed for making a real difference.
Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General ENVI of European Commission underlined too that investment in research, skills and expertise on bees in Europe is needed, because investing in the future of bees ultimately means investing in ourselves.”
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