Bee keeping beyond the Arctic Circle: Global crisis of and Arctic prospects for apiculture

В.Ф. Марарица, Г.А. Чударов, Л.П. Чурилов, Ю.Т. Демидов


Current anthropogenic changes in the biosphere pose serious threats to the existence of bees and the conditions of pollination-dependent ecosystems. Governmental efforts are inadequate to the threats and lag behind the observed process of bee extinction. Community initiatives may partly ameliorate the current situation. These issues are briefly discussed as a background for presenting the unique experience of successful bee keeping in Murmansk Region well beyond the Arctic Circle.


Arctic, apiary, bees, bee keeping


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