Wild Bees Project

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  • June 3, 2021
Study and preservation of wild bees
The Wild Bees Project association was created in 2019 in Ferney-Voltaire (FR). Its objectives are the identification, study and preservation of bees in their natural environment.
About 1000 species of bees have been counted in France and 600 in Switzerland (Apis mellifera is the only species in Europe that produces honey; it is found in all hives).
These insects are essential for the pollination of wild and cultivated plants.
As fauna and flora know no borders, we felt it was important to launch a cross-border study, both in the city and in the countryside. The study area currently covers the Pays de Gex (FR), the Geneva basin and the Jura Vaudois (CH). A collaboration has been established with the National Nature Reserve of the Haute Chaîne du Jura.
We love and protect what we know!
Our actions :
  • We solicit the general public (from children to senior citizens) for awareness-raising and data collection activities.
  • We intervene with children in the schools of the Pays de Gex
  • We organise themed training courses (bee identification, life in the hive, wild bees, bumblebees, etc.)
  • We share our knowledge with experts from all over the world
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