Hello – I’ve been meaning to share parts of a booklet about the diversity and importance of pollinators in Africa. Here are some of the amazing creatures who work hard at keeping our farms and ecosystems running!
Hello – many thanks for the comments from everyone. I thought I would share these fun facts about honeybees – they really are incredible creatures… Did You Know These Cool Facts About Honeybees? Honeybees originate in Africa – evidence comes from both from modern genetics as well as ancient rock art and the folklore of … Read more
Hello – here is a response to the recent question about the disappearance of honeybees in Europe and North America. This phenomenon has been called Colony Collapse Disorder, also known as CCD, is a mysterious and widespread phenomenon of the sudden disappearance of entire colonies of honeybees from their hives and the environment. CAUSES … Read more
“One in three bites of food can be attributed to a pollinator”. An overlooked ‘ecosystem service’, pollination, is essential to humanity. In Africa pollinators are primarily wild insects that travel between farms and natural habitat, and are extremely vulnerable to habitat loss and destruction. Pollinators intimately link wild species with basic human livelihoods. … Read more
Hello – many greetings and sorry for not posting more often – have been really busy and have limited access to the internet here. The plains grow hotter and dustier everyday and we hope that it rains soon. A few evenings ago I found a lovely shrub, the Maerua flowering at the edge of the … Read more