Beekeeping in Spain is a difficult profession that must deal with various risks that threaten the existence of bees, such as climate change or industrial agriculture, monocultures (lower availability and diversity of food for these insects) and use systemic toxic pesticides.
Bees play a fundamental role in maintaining the richness of ecosystems worldwide and, therefore, it is necessary to have bee keeping and to breed these insects. Both food production and terrestrial biodiversity depend heavily on pollination, natural process that allows the flowers to fertilize and so bear fruit and seeds. Bees are the main insect responsible for this process.
Despite the importance of this, their populations are declining dramatically. So that, Apícola Cuartero rejects the use of harmful pesticides to bees around the flowers that will be pollinated, supporting a new model of respectful and sustainable agriculture as environmentally friendly as possible and away from the model of industrial agricultural production that is wanting to be imposed by large multinational companies. That’s why Apícola Cuartero looks to settle its hives only within clean, wild and untouched places, selected after searching through the many empty or abandoned places that still remain throughout the Spanish geography.