Some 50% of the world’s population now live in cities and creating more vibrant, florally rich urban green spaces with abundant biodiversity will enhance human wellbeing and reduce the effects of climate change.
World Bee City© generates and provides information for effective urban pollinator management.
Collecting and analysing real-time pollinator and environmental data is a way of measuring the wellbeing of a city and finding sustainable solutions to the problems all its pollinators face. In urban regeneration programmes we can track honeybee health and nectar flows to help identify how urban ecosystems are faring and which restoration actions are required.
As Professor Dave Goulson says, “if we get it right for insects, we get it right for everything else”.
Developing sustainable urban habitats for pollinators can help promote urban ecosystem restoration, urban food production, local economies, and public wellbeing.
In coordination with local stakeholders, we can help develop urgently needed Best Practice Guides drawing on the latest research and resources concerned with supporting and promoting pollinators and people in urban environments.
Working closely with and drawing on the skills, experience and enthusiasm that already exists among organisations and individuals, World Bee City© works with local initiatives to enhance any existing initiatives underway and create overarching sustainable solutions to generate and provide information on effective urban pollinator management as well as an evaluation and accreditation scheme, providing support and recognition by which a city can become a World Bee City©.
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When bees thrive, we survive.
Remote monitoring in cities can reveal information about local environmental health that is otherwise inaccessible. This acoustic data spectrum shows 3 hives across 6 days, 450 frequencies across 9 fifteen-minute time slots (that’s 86,000 data points). The black lines indicate the bees’ foraging trips, in this case half a million individual bee trips.