Why test?- Monitoring serves many goals because it provides a basis for evaluating the integrity of biodiversity, responses to disturbances, and the success of actions taken to conserve or recover biodiversity.
Results - Can also be of direct transformation into policy and decision-making to planning and data - especially, if the measurement of a current state in relation to either a starting point or a threshold or a defined target are of interest.
Why use bees?- Honeybees and bee products are great bioindicators of the presence of contaminants in the environment, monitoring large areas due to the long distances travelled by bees.
How we collect data - A pollen trap placed under the bee hive when the bees are active (bee season February to November temperature dependent) once the pollen is collected it is sent to the lab.
Tests - Evaluates bee pollen as a bioindicator of environmental contamination our test includes, pesticides, heavy metals, pollutants, chemicals, fertilisers, flora and fauna. Once we have the results we advise what action is needed to improve the area, the area measured is a three mile radius of the bee hive as this is the distance bees travel. We also now able to offer stat of the art, tests to identify fungi, yeasts, bacteria and viruses to DNA level, visit our Biome analyse page to find out more.
What is biodiversity and why does it matter?
One simple but profound answer is; the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, these are all benefits that are fundamentally provided by biodiversity.
“Without biodiversity, there is no future for humanity,” says Prof David Macdonald, at Oxford University.
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