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There is a new video about this project as well
’47 Million Bees’ is the story of biologist Paola Vecino and her work to preserve the native Iberian honey bee in Spain. Paola has spent her life studying and working with bees and now heads up the ‘Smart Green Bees’ project. Collaborating with bee keepers across the country, the project is set to reintroduce 47 million honey bees across 900 hives. The aim is to boost biodiversity through the power of these super pollinators.
Spain is Europe’s country most at threat from desertification, which continues to threaten the future of the native Apis mellifera iberiensis, a subspecies of western honey bee native to the Iberian peninsula. In the film Paola tells how extensive agriculture and monocultures continue to threaten the success of this vital native species and her plan to save them.
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