How Beekeepers and Pollination are Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic?


Beekeepers and Pollination are Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Statistically, Bees account for 70% of the pollination of the food eaten across the world. After the breakout of the Coronavirus, traffic restrictions are preventing commercial apiarists from moving hives depriving bee colonies of sustenance.

Dubai, UAE – May 09, 2020 – Beekeepers are always on the lookout on what their hives can feed on, but with the roads blocked, and no flowers to feed on, their bees are at a danger, and so is the honey produce by them along with the plants that reproduced by pollination by bees. Amidst the tight restrictions on travel across the globe, around more than 90% beekeepers are finding it difficult to keep up with business. Understanding the whole dynamism of the situation depicts it’s not just the beekeepers striving to cater their monetary needs, even the public in general will have to face the devastating effects sooner. Geohoney feels that both the quality and production of food would be low without the honeybees at work.

Mr. Barry, chairman of Geohoney, the world’s best rare raw honey business, says, “It is the flowering season arriving in the Southern Asia and it is going to be very difficult to deal with the time lost. The nature cycle can not be reversed to cope up with the losses that bees will undergo due to lack of adequate food supplies for them. He also suggests that the honey produced in the world will see a major decline which is a matter of concern.”

Traffic bans imposed to stop the coronavirus epidemic has put the livelihood of beekeepers in danger. It is finally that time of the year when beekeepers in the Southern parts of Asia migrate towards fields for their bees to pollinate with the maturing crops, but the coronavirus lockdowns are consequential in their hives to starve and die. Moreover, in the leu of upcoming losses many beekeepers have chosen the path of suicides and deaths for themselves, which is very scary. Such cases may increase in numbers if the pandemic of COVID-19 persist to lock the entire countries down.

Geohoney team is not just concerned about the bees and the beekeepers, but it is also a major issue to be concerned for that all the crops which depend on pollination. Bees are responsible for around 70% of the entire pollination across the globe. Very essential dietary supplements like apples rely on bees for pollination and produce. Hence, apart from honey, other harvesters are also worried about their overall business in such times. Mr. Barry says “It’s a tough setback to an industry that is already coping its losses from the climate change crisis. Hoping that the Corona outbreak will come under control soon, Geohoney is looking forward to the flowering season going on in Asia.”

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