Enhancing the habitat of native pollinators - supporting the honeybee

Pollination needs are increasing in Flanders and the Netherlands as the domestic honeybee is suffering from diseases and threats. This project aims to enhance the habitat of native pollinators in order to support the honeybees in their job and to provide a suitable environment for natural predators, such as mustelids, birds of prey, bats and garden dormice, which are also in serious decline and can be of serious benefit for fruit growers to control several fruit pests, such as voles, fruit flies and bugs. Cities and green management organizations are involved as well to create  beneficial home grounds for these useful animals.


Contact: Tim Beliën and Stijn Raymaekers

Responsible for this project: Regionaal Landschap Zuid-Hageland (Egbert Asselman)

Timing: 01/01/2016-30/06/2019

Financing: Interreg, province Vlaams Brabant and province Limburg


Natuurrijk Limburg (Bram Dierikx – Arend Jan Cuperus)

Provincie Vlaams-Brabant (Erwin Dunon – Els Gils – Ine Vervaeke)

Regionaal Landschap Noord-Hageland (Wim Boonen – Nobby Thijs)

Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren (An Digneffe – Joke Rymen – Mieke Vanlangenaeker)

Stichting Landschapsbeheer Zeeland (Rudie Geus – Lucien Calle – Alex Wieland)