Bees and Einstein

Living with bees means to face the nature fully

Protect the earth in 100 years by tending flowers which is the honey source

Bees are collecting honey from astragalus

Bee hives in Yochi apiary in Matsuzaka City, Mie Prefecture

It is said that Einstein used to say “If the bees disappear from the earth the human being cannot live more than 4 years.” Without bees the plants cannot be pollinated and disappear from the earth, which result in no supply of the air and the human being cannot survive. Recently the phenomenum called the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has become a big issue in many parts of the world. This is the phenomenum that the flocks of bees suddenly disappear. Though the exact reasons were not still found it is said that this could be caused by the immunological deterioration, the stress by the decrease of honey source flowers and the usage of agrichemicals. The bees cannot survive when the fields disappear because of the ecological destruction and housing land development and the nature’s ecological system is largely disrupted. So Mizutani Bee Farm involving mainly Shunsuke Mizutani, director started a project to grow honey source flowers. We borrow fallow farmland and plant various flowers there, and at the same time try to foster awareness of the importance of securing the flower sources among people.

The bees are not only giving us a wonderful present of honey, but also by helping the pollination of the fruits and vegetables supply us the rich and varied diet. Mizutani Bee Farm which benefit richly from the bees continue to make a strong effort to continue these activities to reward their benefits. To keep bees and continue the bee keeping leads to the protection of the nature - We believe that this is the mission of Mizutani Bee Farm who have reached the watershed of 100 years’ business.