BEE DIVERSITY Interreg project / The project analyzes 10 case studies

The BEE-DIVERSITY project intends to create an innovative cross-border system for the improvement and monitoring of biodiversity in habitats, which allows the improvement, sustainable and integrated management of ecosystems, with a specific focus on bees and on the relationship between agricultural practices and the vitality of bee populations.

The work is carried out in Natura 2000 areas with the direct collaboration of owners and management companies and stakeholders (farmers, beekeepers, technicians, etc.).  

The 5 partners of the Interreg BEE Diversity project are Italian

  • Veneto Agriculture - Veneta Agency for Innovation in the Primary Sector
  • Pordenone Technological Pole Andrea Galvani
  • University of Udine

and Slovenes

  • BSC, Poslovno podporni center, d.o.o.
  • Univerza v Ljubljani / University of Ljubljana 

The BEE-DIVERSITY project analyzes 10 case studies for a total of 8,000 hectares between Italy and Slovenia, structuring protocols and a joint model. The project integrates, for the first time, a process of harvesting, sowing and spreading native herbaceous plants with a monitoring of the health of the areas with pollinators (bees) through an innovative system for assessing the health of bees called "beehive electronics "(Smart Hive) for the collection, management and aggregation of data and an application (APP), for the subsequent disclosure of the data obtained. Through the APP, the system will communicate, in various ways, technical information to professionals and general information to raise awareness among the population.