What do the bees of the CitizenBees label have in common?
They’re all city-dwellers. Following Paris, Geneva and Neuchâtel, the bees have now come to Bern and moved into 3 flash wooden condos on the hotel roof. Their busy activities can be viewed through a glass window on the 3rd floor with no danger of being stung.
Hotel Alpenblick has chosen to take on 3 bee hives primarily to counteract the following factors:
An alarming death rate the bees are disappearing:
30% of bee colonies die every winter in Switzerland, Europe and around the world… There are many causes including pesticides, lack of rural plant diversity (loss of wildflowers), and parasites.
The Vital Role of Bees:
80% of plant species owe their existence and continued evolution to pollinating insects. A third of the world’s comestible produce is the result of the work of bees in their role as primary pollinators.