Environmental Atlas story from Denmark about the worldwide decline of bees and a pioneer doing something about it.
"It's a completely crazy idea. But as soon as you think about it for a minute, it actually makes perfect sense..." So says Oliver Walker, founder of The City Bee project.
It is estimated that honey bees are the most valuable pollinators of crops worldwide. But in recent years there has been a global trend of honey bees declining in numbers. The way in which they live means that they fly out and collect pollen from plants and pollinate them.
In a modern world this means also bringing back pesticides, which is killing them or making them vulnerable to diseases.
In the cities they are not exposed to pesticides, so the Project City Bees give bee populations a helping hand, help pollinate our world, and produce some of the cleanest honey around. A great idea - if you think about it for a minute!
The Environmental Atlas of Europe is a UNEP-EEA-ESA joint project showcasing communities responding to environmental change across Europe. The films present a series of these inspirational stories about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future.