Environmental monitoring

  • Do you need to track the environmental evolution in a green area, to follow up an environmental project along the lines of Life, Interreg, Feder, etc. or a regional, urban or town one perhaps?
  • Would you like to monitor the state of the site you derive your raw materials from (e.g.: water, food…)?
  • Did you develop a biodiversity project but lack the tools to measure its impact or the performance indicators?
  • Do you wish to assess the effects of your agricultural or industrial activities on the environment?

We have developed an environmental monitoring tool linked to the ecosystem of bees. This tool is the fruit of 10 years' scientific research and data gathering across urban, semi-urban, agricultural and woodland areas.

Indicators

The tool allows you to identify more than 500 types of pesticides, numerous heavy metals, plant species, their numbers and nutritional value, bee health…

All in all, it analyses more than 20 indicators to give you a true picture of the state of the environment. Some of these indicators are directly linked to human health (e.g.: pesticides can lie at the root of allergies or serious illnesses).

On the basis of the results obtained we can then take concrete measures such as:

  • Raising awareness amongst farmers or other users of pesticides found on the site about more sustainable practices;
  • Planting in a targeted fashion to compensate for any established dietary deficiencies;
  • Suggesting alternative practices to the actors emitting the heavy metals found on the site.

Sampling via bees

The usual methods used to monitor biodiversity require human intervention whether for sample taking, studying flora, etc. This means that the areas that can be covered are relatively limited and that the cost is considerable.

The BEEODIVERSITY tool saves on all of that because the bees do all the sampling. For bees and by bees! A sustainable partnership!

The advantage of this tool

This scientifically validated tool has several advantages:

  • Precise indications of the state of the pollinators' ecosystem and the measures that need to be taken to improve it;
  • Limited cost;
  • A large area covered: bees will collect samples across an area of about 700 ha;
  • A wide range of samples for a more accurate analysis: bees provide 4 billion samples on average a year;
  • An innovative method that complements the traditional methods.

 

THEY ARE PART OF THE CYCLE

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