BEES AT THE SERVICE OF BRUSSELS' ENVIRONMENT

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On Monday 27th of March, Beeodiversity, founded by our Belgian Fellow Kim Nguyen, presented the results of a study on the environment and of the Brussels region. The project they called “Bees at the Service of Brussels’ Environment” used their unique “Beeomonitoring” tool to perform situational analyses of the biodiversity and pollution in Brussels with the data collected by Bees.

Thanks to our little pollinator friends, the Beeodiversity team monitored the capital's environment, uncovering high levels of heavy metals and pesticides. Although this gives us more clarity on the state of the environment, further studies are still needed to give clear guidelines and recommendations. However, it is a first step to changing the mindset and behaviours of farmers to limit the use of pesticides.

Click HERE to watch RTL INFO’s report on the results.

This article was originally published on 17 April 2017
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