In every region of the world, apiculture is facing enormous challenges that face every agricultural activity, especially household and small-scale. The ecosystems are getting more deteriorated by human activities that produce loss of flora, fauna, biodiversity, native forests, water sources, among others. Progress in urbanization, deforestation, indiscriminate felling, intensive single crop development, use of pesticides, agrochemicals and genetically modified organisms, are altering the ecosystems, endangering the lives of bees and agriculture as a whole.
Apiculture has a huge impact in ecosystem sustainability: the pollinating activity of bees has significant positive effects in environmental sustainability and productivity in many agricultural crops; and, thus, in village’s food sovereignty.
Apiculture contributes to productive diversification of agricultural land plots and farms and it is natural thermometer of our crops health. Where there are bees… there is life.