Bees play a fundamental role in the pollination and production of our fruit, which is why at El Ciruelo we treat them with the care they deserve.
Bees are small insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem and food production. Although they often go unnoticed, their work as tireless pollinators has a significant impact on nature and everyday life.
For us bees are very important for multiple reasons, mostly because of their role in pollination and fruit production, the proliferation of biodiversity and their valuable contribution to the protection of the environment, which is why at El Ciruelo we treat these insects, which are very present in our cultivation areas, with the care they deserve.
Pollination and fruit production
Bees play a vital role in the pollination and production of our fruit, including our delicious stone fruit varieties such as peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, apricots, flat peaches, cherries and platerinas. These fruit trees rely heavily on cross-pollination to develop high quality fruit, but are also important for our grape crops. During the pollination process, bees collect nectar from the flowers of these trees and, in doing so, transfer pollen from one flower to another. This exchange of pollen is crucial for fertilisation and fruit formation, without the intervention of bees, the production of these fruits would be drastically reduced, affecting both producers and consumers.
Importantly, bees also contribute to the quality of stone fruits. By carrying pollen from different varieties of fruit trees, they promote genetic diversity in crops, which results in healthier, stronger and tastier fruit. The presence of bees on our farms where these fruits are produced is essential to ensure an abundant harvest of superior quality.
Proliferation of biodiversity
Bees also play a crucial role in the proliferation of biodiversity. As they forage for nectar, they pollinate a wide range of plants, from small wildflowers to fruit trees and agricultural crops. This process helps maintain and strengthen natural ecosystems by promoting plant species diversity. In addition, bees are also responsible for the pollination of plants that serve as a source of food and shelter for other insects, birds and mammals. Their contribution to biodiversity is fundamental to maintaining the balance of ecosystems and preserving the health of the planet.
Bees act as guardians of the environment. Through their pollination work, they help maintain the vitality of natural ecosystems and the health of local flora. In addition, their presence in gardens and natural areas is an indicator of environmental quality.
Bees are highly sensitive to changes in the environment and their population decline can be an indication of wider environmental problems. At El Ciruelo we protect and encourage bee populations on our farms, thus contributing to the preservation of biological diversity and the conservation of natural resources.
Bees play an essential role in our existence and in the sustainability of the planet, it is essential that we become aware of the importance of bees and work together to protect and preserve their habitat, thus ensuring a prosperous future for both them and ourselves.