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Pest Control Services in MASave the Bees Project

Without our help, the future of nature’s most valuable pollinator is uncertain. Here’s our small way of trying to help.

 

Background

In the fall of 2006, beekeepers across the globe began reporting a rapid decline and disappearance of honeybee colonies. Entire colonies of bees vanished from their hives leaving unattended eggs and immature bees behind, a highly unusual characteristic for honeybees. Since then, the problem has escalated at an alarming rate, and the phenomenon has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Honeybees are beneficial insects that play a critical role in nature and agriculture. Without honeybees, everyday foods would become rare, expensive, or unobtainable. Without our help, the future of nature’s most valuable pollinator is uncertain.

The Objective

Ecologic Entomology’s founder, Jonathan Boyar, is a lifelong beekeeper, pest control operator, and urban entomologist. From the beginning it was Ecologic Entomology’s mission to adopt environmentally responsible business practices, but we were looking for more. We wanted to find a way to balance our pest management operations with a commitment to promote beneficial creatures in our environmental community.

The Plan

In 2012 Ecologic Entomology, in partnership with Zoo New England, built a campaign to raise awareness of the honeybee crisis by setting up and maintaining beehives in the Boston area. The apiary is located on the grounds of the Franklin Park Zoo. The goals of the project are to increase the numbers of bee colonies in the Boston area; to promote education and awareness for the plight of the honeybee; and to expand people’s understanding of the inter-reliance of humans with other species. This important collaboration allows Ecologic Entomology and Zoo New England to demonstrate a commitment to the environment by investing in a cause that is of personal interest to us and beneficial to the entire environmental community.

A new apiary is planned for the spring of 2022 on the North Shore of Massachusetts on a wooded parcel of land located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Honeybee colonies removed from client properties and captured swarms will be introduced to domesticated hives and cared for by Ecologic staff and volunteers. The apiary location abuts a large conservation area where acres of wild flowers and native plants exist which will promote colony growth and success. Our goal is to balance our pest control operations by promoting pollinators of all kinds for the betterment of the environment and the creatures we share the planet with.

Franklin Park Zoo Apiary

 

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