The BEESPOKE Magazine
1st edition - March 2023
In this first edition of the BEESPOKE magazine we want to inspire more stakeholders to consider management of pollinators as a key farm activity.
Such actions may not only benefit farm incomes for crops requiring pollination but also help conserve pollinators and other insects which so desperately need help.
ALL ABOUT BEESPOKE
You can find all essential information about the BEESPOKE project, insights in our work and future of the project.
RECOMMENDATIONS & ADVICE
Do you need support or inspiration for pollinator-friendly farming? We help you out with practical recommendations.
FROM FARMER TO FARMER INTERVIEWS
As highlight we interviewed land managers from different North Sea Region countries who share their experiences and recommendations about their wildflower strips and other related farming practices.
GUIDES & TUTORIALS
At last we provided all of the guides and tutorials we have established so far to support you step by step with your efforts to monitor and support your pollinators and crops.
2nd edition - July 2023
Since 2019 the BEESPOKE project aimed to enhance and improve the resources for pollinators in agricultural landscapes.
After 4 years of inspiring collaborations, new research insights and active support of pollinators and farmers, the project has come to an end in June 2023.
In this final edition of our magazine we present some of our main project recommendations, research insights and outputs.
KEY RECOMMENDATIONS & OUTPUTS
A summary of the main recommendations and outputs we developed after 4 years.
Practical, detailed recommendations for the development of AES’s or Eco Schemes, principles for seed mix selection and grassland mixes.
Highlights of our latest research including the potential of cup-plant, relation between pollinators and different crops, biodiversity benefits of hawthorn, farmer’s costs and benefits of seed mix adoption and how to scale out innovative solutions.
Introducing the BEESPOKE tools (1) to calculate the expected pollination service and effect of a flower for a specific crops and (2) to select wildflower seeds to support the bee species that will pollinate your crop.
GUIDES, TUTORIALS & INSPIRATION
All of the guides and tutorials we have established so far to support you step by step with your efforts to monitor and support your pollinators and crops - as well as the new BEESPOKE poster!