The number of bee colonies in Poland has grown since 2012 by 54 percent to 2,000,000, thanks to the National Beekeeping Support Programme, the deputy director of the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) has told PAP.
A Polish beekeeper has had all his expectations surpassed after an online crowdfunding drive has got him back in business after his hives were wrecked by vandals earlier this year.
A passionate fan of bees Tomasz Petryka wants to spread the word about just how vital the insects are to the world.
As you walk the streets of Warsaw and many other cities in Poland, you are not alone. Buzzing about your head are millions of bees that come from hundreds of hives deliberately placed right in the centre of town. They are there because some beekeepers passionately believe in the quality of urban beekeeping and its power to educate the young and old alike about the importance bees play in our ecology and diets. Kamil Baj has been at the forefront of the urban beekeeping revolution in Poland and takes us through his journey, from ditching his corporate 9-5 to starting a buzzing new business.
Forget the countryside, bees and their hives are now part of the urban landscape.