The alarming decline of populations of bees and other pollinators has gained more and more public attention over the last years. Actions need to be taken on all levels to stop and reverse this development. So the question arises: How can businesses contribute to the safeguarding of pollinators?

The Czech QLA team from Masaryk University in Brno studied the suitability of quarries as habitats for pollinators: Do quarries offer sufficient food resources for an entire growing season? Do active quarries, reclaimed quarries and cultural landscapes differ as to their suitability as habitats? Do honey analyses reflect these differences?

The winning team provided scientific evidence about the importance of quarries (active and reclaimed) as a lifeline for declining populations of bees – a finding that will help HeidelbergCement to play its part in the protection of pollinators.

Click here to see how the winners describe their project and QLA experience.