But every day an untold number of solitary bees die

Her unparalleled and self-sacrificing industriousness, inspired all dominant religions, and the ancient myths around her, influenced art. Beekeeping is one of the oldest professions.

Without the bee, nature would not be the same, but neither would we be able to survive under the same conditions, as bees are an essential part of the biodiversity on which we all depend for our survival.

There are thousands of species of bees, with most of them leading a solitary rather than social life. Solitary bees are not simply bees who have left the hive and are now alone. As the name suggests, they live alone, although in truth they often nest close to one another. They do not produce honey, do not have a queen and do not live in hives. As they do not protect honey stocks, they are not aggressive.