Ecosystems exist in a delicate balance, with each animal, plant and organism dependent on others for its survival. Damage or loss to any part of the ecosystem can cause irreversible damage, making it less able to support life.
International Bee Station is for those who want to take the challenge of keeping bees in a rural area, high on the mountain, in the heart of the wilderness where only the wildlife is our neighbor.
International Bee Station is for those who believe that the beekeeping is much more than getting honey, but the operation that in first place have the wellbeing of bees and nature as a whole.
When species go extinct they don't come back - there never was "a point of return" in the first place. The only species that will survive this mass extinction will be those species that benefit from our presence.
If we only look at the beekeeping as operation which final aim is to get more honey, than the areas where there is no economic interest of the beekeeping will be abounded by beekeepers. Large areas in the mountains and rural places will be left without bees.
We know that by our own experience. Where we are, in radius of 40km where the International Bee Station is, there are no others beekeepers because of the difficult terrain, frequent attacks of the bears, snow until the April... Aditionaly, our average crop per beehive is 5-7kg. No commercial beekeeper would like to work in such a conditions and without significant economic interest.
But for the wildlide, those large mountain areas are their homes. If no bees are present in the wildlife, the crop availability will decrease up to the 70%. Available food for wildlife will disapear and at the end the wild animals will reduce its numbers uintil the last one. And when the species do disapear there is no returning point. Thats the end. Balkan Lynx is living on a walking distance of the International Bee Station. In 1970, there were 270 of them in Macedonia and Albania, now only 40 have left.
Protecting endangered species is not an altruistic venture – we are attempting to safeguard our own future. The links in the ‘web of life’ are incredibly complex, and the loss of a species can have far-reaching consequences – far beyond those predicted or anticipated.