Often seen buzzing from flower to flower, it´s difficult to imagine life without bees. These hard-working invertebrates have been around for millions of years, pollinating our plants and producing honey. We should be in no doubt that bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet. Around the world, there are over 25,000 different types of bee species being one of the most effective pollinators of almost 20% of all flowering plant species worldwide and approximately 400 different agricultural types of plant that we use as food sources.
Our own lives and the world would be a very different place if bees no longer existed. One of the main threats to our beloved bees is the use of toxic pesticides. Whilst pesticides are designed to kill pests, due to their intense toxicity they are having an adverse effect on other insects too, including bees. Neonicotinoids in particular cause bees a great deal of harm, as when they are sprayed onto plants they are absorbed. So, when a bee comes to pollinate said plant, it will ingest this pesticide and it can seriously damage the bee’s central nervous system.
Flowers have attraction skills unlike any other. A flower’s color, odor, shape, size, timing, and reward (nectar or pollen) can increase or decrease the number of visits by specific pollinators. Growing flowers makes us highly responsible for the protection of our planet, especially in Colombia, a country that represents one of the most important producers worldwide. At Capiro we take care of our flowers as much as we take care of the bees. We are proud to say that in Flores El Capiro, 99% of pest control products are biorational and organic. As well as the use of bee-restricting products has been discontinued by a 100%.
We understand the value of flowers and the role they play in nature, that’s why our care is not only for them but also for their ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability impacts each process, consciously contributing in every way we can.