While we were staying at home, the bees never stopped collecting pollen! With a large amount of effort, bees visit plants and flowers, picking up pollen as they go, transporting it on their feet to their beehives. Pollen is a source of food for bees and contains a large amount of protein. In some areas, including Akamas, the rock rose is currently flowering and the bees are busy! For as much as we allow, nature is in balance! Our Green Cluster member, Christina from Carob King - Black Gold, shares her experience with us. Using a photo she took, Christina described to us how the pollen is carefully collected from the beehives found on their fields. Alongside the sale of carob products, Christina wishes to include the pollen she collects as a product of this small business. Bee pollen is a natural product and contains an impressive amount of nutrients including protein, amino-acids, vitamins, carbohydrates and fats. Therefore, pollen provides an impressive boost to your immune system!
We wish to thank Christina for the information and her hard work!
On the 1st of April, AKTI Project and Research Center began a campaign to support a large group of citizens who have been affected by the lock-down measures: the small-scale producers of Cyprus. These producers are found all over Cyprus and produce incredible products. At this point in time, they have been left out of the market, having no way of reaching their client base. Over the last 5 years, AKTI has developed the Green Cluster platform which is the largest network for small, local businesses (http://www.greenclustercy.org) and now houses 380 members. Using our platform as a basis, we are attempting to bring together our stranded producers.