20 MAY 2022 - World Bee Day

On the 20th of May, we celebrate World Bee Day!  

Bees are some of the most important pollinators in the world. They contribute to the migration of climate change and conservation of the environment. At Tradin Organic Agriculture, we are fully aware of the importance of bees, the threats they face and their crucial contribution to sustainable agricultural development and food security. Throughout the years beekeepers and their bees have been welcome visitors on our organic fields.

Read more about our beekeeping projects below. 

Bee Pollination Project in Ethiopia 

With the help of our strategic partners, we have developed a bee pollination project in Ethiopia that focuses on using honeybees to ensure the pollination of organic avocado crops and other organic plants in the area. We provided farmers with necessary beekeeping materials, such as beehives, honey extractors, wax moulds and protective clothing, and trained them on beekeeping seasonal management and post-harvest bee-product handling. 

With this initiative, we contributed to local biodiversity and a better living environment for the bees. Also, research shows that avocado farmers who practice beekeeping have 24% to 96% more avocado quantity harvested. This program shows a huge potential of beekeeping activity to increase avocado yield and income generation for farmers. Moreover, the production of organic honey can create additional income for the farmers. 


Mobile Beehives in Bulgaria 

At our Organic Sunflower factory Suncomo in Bulgaria we have successfully implemented mobile beehive farms for pollination purposes, which improves the quality of the sunflowers on which the bees feed. In the blossoming season, the mobile beehives are brought near the fields so that the bees can pollinate them. This way bees are always located close to suitable forage and they ensure that different crops get pollinated throughout the year. The European Commission is funding the National Beekeeping Program in Bulgaria for the period 2020-2022. 


Own Organic Honey Project in Mexico 

Our Organic Honey from Mexico is produced in a UNESCO-protected area of theYucatán
in the Calakmul rainforests of Mexico, with no conventional agriculture in the radius that the bees pollinate and hence no risk of drifting of synthetic pesticides. This ensures the organic integrity of the honey and the well-being of the bee colonies.
One of the main co-op apiary sites is located in Calakmul, a Mayan archeological site, where the hives are situated among rainforest flora and Mayan stone ruins.

The breeding of bees for honey production has been practiced since pre-Hispanic times in Mexico and constitutes an activity capable of providing favorable impacts in social, economic, and environmental ways. It is a self-employment system with traditional production practices. Beekeeping in the Yucatán Peninsula is practiced in small scale, representing an income source for many families in the rural environment.

Organic honey is sustainable, hand-harvested and hand-spun. Tradin’s honey contains a warm floral flavor that takes you on a journey with the honey bees through the Mayan ruins
and rainforest flowers.


We need to act now! 

Bees are under threat. According to the United Nations present species extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times higher than normal due to human impacts. Close to 35% of invertebrate pollinators, particularly bees and butterflies, and about 17% of vertebrate pollinators, such as bats, face extinction globally.  

How to help? 

Individually, by:  

  • Buying certified organic products that guarantee to be produced without harmful synthetic pesticides 
  • Buying raw honey from local farmers; 
  • Planting a diverse set of native plants, which flower at different times of the year; 
  • Avoiding pesticides, fungicides or herbicides in our gardens and protecting wild bee colonies when possible; 
  • Sponsoring a hive; 
  • Making a bee water fountain by leaving a water bowl outside; 
  • Helping to sustain forest ecosystems; 
  • Raising awareness around us by sharing this information within our communities and networks;  

As beekeepers, or farmers, by: 

  • Stopping the usage of pesticides and go organic 
  • Diversifying crops as much as possible, and/or planting attractive crops around the field. 
  • Creating hedgerows. 

Learn more how to help bees and other pollinators 

At Tradin Organic we are actively working with our strategic partners to upscale beekeeping training for our organic projects around the world. We are strongly committed to support agriculture that is more diverse and less dependent on toxic chemicals. Helping keep our pollinators safe supports our food production, the incomes of farmers and the wider environment. 

Pictures from own projects:

Organic Honey - Tradin Organic USA (002)

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