Monitoring

As the basis for monitoring, we adopted the assumption that bees in the forest live without human intervention in the sense that they do not receive their collected food and do not interfere in their biology. The only invasive procedure is to prevent the development of a bee hive (Varroa destructor) by monitoring the degree of alcohol infestation, and in the event of disease symptoms, actions are taken to control mites by methods such as organic beekeeping. The entire project is supervised by the Poviat Veterinary Inspectorate.

MONITORING 2018
a) In 2018, Bartne Log Monitoring included 479 positions – this figure is due to the condition of the bartered logs displayed on July 15, 2018
b) Spontaneous colonization by the honey bee was found in 6 positions
c) No bee pollen infection was found
d) 11 settlements by other hymenoptera and 1 by black woodpecker

MONITORING 2019
a) In 2019, Monitoring of Bartne Logs covered 1000 items divided into two parts: spring and summer. This is due to the fact that the assembly of logs is completed this year.
b) Spontaneous colonization by the honey bee was found: in 9 sites in the spring (with 4 sites being winter from 2018); in 12 positions in the summer
c) No bee pollen infection by Varroa destrucotr
d) 69 colonies of other hymenoptera and 9 by birds, including black woodpecker