How Israel is leading the world in reviving bee colonies - in the middle of the desert


September 10, 2021

courtesy of JNF-USA

A beekeeper in Israel's Arava Desert explains why Israel's bee colonies are flourishing in the desert.

The Arava Desert in Israel's south is "abuzz" with activity - and it is all thanks to one important six-legged critter: the humble honeybee. 

In a world where scientists acknowledge the important role bees play in our ecosystem yet worry about their dwindling numbers, farmers in Israel's Arava Desert are working to grow bee colonies – and they are already achieving some very "sweet" results. 

You would not expect to find a bee colony in the middle of a desert, yet the bees at Porat Farm in Ein Yahav, an area supported by Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA), are not only surviving, they'r...

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