BEE-STEWARD – supporting pollinator friendly land management
BEE-STEWARD is a computer software tool designed to help farmers and land managers see how pollinator-friendly management on their farm could affect bee survival and pollination rates.
Created in collaboration with farmers, land managers and advisors it can help farmers make the most of their land for bee conservation and food production.
It can also be used by innovative land advisors and food and drink business to support farmers that they work with.
By forecasting and comparing the effects of different land management such as growing different crops, or pollinator-friendly options such as wildflower margins on bee conservation and food production, BEE-STEWARD can help farmers to make the most of their land for bees and for business.
It is freely available to download and comes with a user guide for farmers to get the most out of the model.