A simple law: a unique local bee for a suitable apicultural model.
The ecosystem orders the apiculture model adapted to the local subspecies (90 million years of evolution). It is the biotope of the bee which decides beekeeping techniques applied.
These techniques are determined on the basis of studies on biometrics, cell size, hive size, biorhythms, thermic regulation, environmental chronobiology …
However, no longer respecting the biological needs of subspecies, the so-called conventional apiculture imposes on the beekeepers practices contrary to the life of the colony and the bee. These practices distort the essence of the products of the hive and contribute to the mortality of the colonies by:
– An increase in the stress of bees (sub-insemination, over-harvest, feeding, bee populations too important on a foraging zone…).
– A weakening of the immune system of the bee and the contraction of diseases (dimensions of hives, mixedness of “subspecies” unsuitable …).
– Synthetic treatments, unsuitable materials but also by the remanence of the chemical molecules imposed.
Why is it fundamental to operate according to the laws of nature?
Any project in apiculture that grafts a model and apicultural practices exogenous to the ecosystem is ultimately doomed to failure. It will interfere with local bees and flora and will have negative consequences on both.
The colonies are extremely linked to their biotope, they draw their substance from it and allow it to be perennial.
Experts from AEAV have always taken part in the study of the bee biotope and then put in place the apiculture model corresponding to the specificities of the subspecies.
Since 1980, AEAV experts have studied and worked with the following subspecies:
The bee scutellata in Rwanda.
The bee adansonii in Burkina Faso and Cameroon.
The bee melipona beecheii in Cuba and Mexico.
The different ecotypes of European local subspecies.