While spring had its fair share of scares due to the Corona Crisis, the natural world was thriving. Bees busily took full advantage of the glorious April weather visiting early bloomers like rapeseed, fruit trees, not to mention other flowering plants. Ortel Mobile's beekeeper team is now expecting a record honey harvest.
Since 2019, Ortel Mobile has supported the "Beeswe.love" project and is doing its part to protect the natural world. Bees are endangered despite having one of nature's most important jobs: In their search for food, bees inadvertently pollinate every flower they visit ensuring the continued existence of plants. After all, unlike other insects, bees don't just wander from one plant species to another, they stick to one. That's what makes them so unique and worth protecting.
Still, beekeepers have a lot of work at the moment as bee hives need care. Regularly checking in on bees' offspring and honey combs is the order of the day as is taking steps to prevent swarming. Swarming occurs when there are rival queens in the hive and can result in losing half the bee population. That's why beekeepers regularly check the bee hives – the so-called apiary.