The EU Bee Partnership (EUBP) has launched a new online data platform, which aims to play a role in efforts to protect bee and pollinator health. Stakeholders from various sectors, including beekeeping and farming associations, European agencies, scientists and academia, have collaborated to develop the prototype platform.
The hub will host a collection of harmonised data on bees and pollinators from across Europe, and will play an important role in the success of the new framework developed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), for an environmental risk assessment of multiple stressors in bees, known as MUST-B. Available datasets on the platform include automatic monitoring, demography and biology, pollinator health, and socio-economic data.
Source: EFSA, 15 July 2021