On 28 June 2010, Ricola AG set up the Ricola Foundation. The first major project to receive support from the foundation is COLOSS, a scientific network conducting research into the severe losses of honeybee colonies worldwide.
Honeybee losses affect us all
Severe losses of honeybees also affect humans. About one third of foodstuffs worldwide are directly dependent on the honeybees that pollinate the plants. To understand the causes of the depletion and the loss of honeybee colonies and to develop measures to protect honeybees, the COLOSS project was set up in 2008. The Swiss Federation’s Acroscope Liebefeld-Posieux Research Station ALP, a center for research of honeybees, manages this project.
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