Nature^Squared is organising a Conference for the Bee 2020 that was commissioned by the province of Utrecht. We hope to turn the tide for the wild bee by putting the issue on the (local) agenda, sharing experiences and knowledge and discovering solutions to advance the bee population. The bee’s habitat is quickly declining as a consequence of intensive agriculture, urbanisation and the use of insecticides. This can have grave impacts on both biodiversity as well as crop production – as much as 80% of all crops is greatly dependent on insects, including the wild bee. It is therefore important to turn the tide for both nature and humans.
The conference will take place online on the 25th of November 2020 (10:00-12:15). Eddy Zoëy will lead us through a morning of interesting talks, by, among others, Menno Reemer (EIS Insect Research Centre) and Chris Achterberg (Van den Bijtel Ecological Research). We will also hear inspiring messages from the field, where municipalities and businesses will share their experiences.