If there is a season of the year that fascinates us, this is the spring season. The spring of biodiversity, in which everything smells of pure fantasy, between the pleasant smell of Azahar that our lemon trees give off, as well as the perfume of the aromatic species that live with our citrus fruits, are many visits that we receive, but above all The one of our companions the bees. Their pollination is essential in our orchards, in general in all crops and all ecosystems, sustainability is fundamental to improving the environment and bees are the link of all ecosystem and queens of this season.
In the project that we have collaborated with Syngenta (Pollinator Operation) we have already given the end of course notes, there are at least 129 species of insects determined in the first year prospecting of this project. Of these, 111 are pollinating species and the rest are pest predators. Up to 7 species are endemic to the area.
We are proud of the maintenance of the biodiversity of our farms, and we will continue our work to increase this biodiversity including some indigenous plant species and the new construction of small habitats so that the bees feel at home. We are going to help them by placing nest boxes made of canes and wooden blocks bored to facilitate the nesting and thus the effort they make in building their houses replace it with a quick and effective pollination to produce more Murcia lemon honey and thus achieve a rapid and high increase in biodiversity.
The health status of lemon cultivation is also strengthened by all the species of pest predators that are easily found on our farms, so that no phytosanitary activity also helps to increase this biodiversity.