Foxy has signed a multi-year agreement with 3Bee for the protection of bees and other pollinators, a symbol of biodiversity, thanks to the monitoring of hives and the creation of nectariferous oases.
Bees are indispensable. Thanks to their tireless pollination work, bees and other pollinators are responsible for 1/3 of the world’s food production and over 70% of the living plant species on the planet.
But in recent years bees are in danger and are at risk of extinction, which would cause inestimable damage to biodiversity. Climate change, the use of pesticides in industrial agriculture, the loss of natural habitats but also the presence of pests, diseases and bacteria are undermining their survival, and it is important to intervene as soon as possible.
Foxy has chosen to protect bees and biodiversity by supporting 3Bee in a multi-year project at European level. 3Bee is an Italian climate tech company that develops intelligent monitoring and diagnostic systems for bee health.
Technology at the service of biodiversity: once installed in the hives, these special systems enable the constant collection of data relating to the state of the hive (such as temperature, sounds, humidity level) and to make them immediately usable by beekeepers, remotely, through a mobile phone application. It is thus possible to prevent problems and diseases typical of the hives.
To find out more, visit the website https://www.3bee.com/
Thanks to this project with 3Bee, Foxy supports the activity of more than 50 beekeepers, located in Italy, Spain, Poland, France, UK, and Ireland providing them with 68 Hive-Tech that allow them to improve the health and vitality of bees and at the same time to monitor, through specific factors, the conditions of the surrounding environment. Overall, at European level, Foxy will thus contribute to the protection of 33 million bees.
In addition, in Italy and France, 21 oases of biodiversity have been created near the hives: this consists of the planting of 2100 native trees with high nectariferous potential in order to restore natural nectar reserves, a fundamental food for pollinators.