This year, the German start-up BEEsharing is on track with its growth. www.beesharing.eu is the first online network for beekeepers, farmers and all others who are concerned about the worldwide bee mortality. The platform enables farmers and fruit producers to ensure the pollination needed for a good harvest with regional bee colonies throughout Germany. With the areas currently covered and hives registered the new company is clearly ahead of schedule. Further requests have been received from Austria, Switzerland and even North and South America.Farmers and fruit producers with a total of 1,200 hectares of land are already relying on the online network. Photo: obs/BEEsharing P.A.L.S.
“We are very happy about the positive reactions on our online network. As beekeepers, we know how important networking and sharing experiences are for the beekeeping industry to achieve economic and ecological success,” stated the BEEsharing founders and qualified beekeepers, Otmar Trenk, Wolfgang Reuter, and Nils Gerber.
However, the support for beekeepers and farmers is not limited to the possibility of offer and book pollination online. BEEsharing also draws up hive placement plans in order to achieve optimal pollination of the area. The experts will also provide advice and assistance when transporting the beehives - right up to the official paperwork needed for bee transports. This advice is free of charge for farmers.
“Due to our active network all over Germany, we can reach all major cultivation areas for fruit and vegetables, even areas in Austria and Switzerland, without transporting bees more than 150 kilometers,” stated BEEsharing founder Trenk. The short distances not only decrease the bees’ stress but also minimizes the risk of spreading diseases and parasites. The regional approach is important, especially with the high bee mortality, in order not to worsen the current situation by transporting bees across Europe," warns the bee expert.
As ambassadors for beekeeping, Otmar Trenk, Wolfgang Reuter and Nils Gerber are permanently trying to raise people's awareness on the conservation and protection of species. They offer numerous tips to protect bees at www.beesharing.eu and the possibility to sponsor bees. Sponsors not only get a jar of healthy honey but also a deeper insight in the fascinating world of bees.
This genuine passion gets around. Fruit growers from South America have already been in touch with the Hamburg-based start-up. And next year the three founders will take up the invitation to visit America’s fruit garden, Silicon Valley, California.
For more information:www.beesharing.eu