My Grandfather taught me how vulnerable and important the bees are. If we do not protect their species, we are risking our own food sources as they are critical pollinators for almost a third of the food we eat. Protecting the bees is an essential investment for our future.
Apis Mellifera – The Western (European) Honey Bee
The Latin name of this irreplaceable insect has been known to me since my early childhood, thanks to my Grandpa, a passionate beekeeper. He lovingly explained to me the secrets of beekeeping, taught me how to spot the queen bee amongst the worker bees and he also showed me everything that needs to be done in order to get the honey from the honeycomb to our table..
I appreciate as the greatest value that he demonstrated to me how vulnerable and at the same time important the bees are. Their biotope is being liquidated and devalued by mankind and we are not realising that this behaviour is endangering the source of our food and thus our own existence. This is the reason why is so important to pay appropriate attention to this topic.
I also play my part in helping and taking care of the bees by using few simple methods. I believe that this is the best investment into our future.
My small useful steps to protect the bees:
- I actively and regularly plant the flowers and flowering plants and so provide the nutrition for the bees
- together with my parents we allocated one part of the garden for planting meadow flowers, which will be not cut and so it becomes literally the bee paradise
- we do not use pesticides or insecticides in the garden as we try to get rid of unwanted pests in an ecological and natural way
- I buy honey only from the local beekeepers
- as well as fruit and veg only from the local farmers who do not use pesticides and insecticide.
- I like to talk about the bees often, thanks to which I can naturally provide valuable information about this topic to people around me. I have taught many of them to recognize the difference between bees and wasps as well as I have explained that if they do not make sharp movements, the bee does not attact them. I believe that by this approach I saved a few bee lives.
Ivana Marková – COO, Helske Energy Save
Ivana´s unique work approach, cross-functional skills and the precious personality are considered as the part of the fundamental components of our company development process as well as for the key factors of successful management of Helske Energy Save international team.