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    14/11/2022

    Jimmy 繼續拯救蜜蜂行動。他指出其實烏蠅,甲蟲及飛蛾等昆蟲和蜜蜂一樣,對生態均非常重要,但它們同樣收到威脅。Jimmy 又研究科技能否拯救棲息地。他走訪一個大型垂直番茄溫室,那裏的番茄高達十六米高。這種農業方式比傳統耕種方式少用四成土地,可讓多出的空間增進生物多樣化。只是,並非所有農作物均可垂直種植。

    另外,市內一個私人花園爲了增加蜜蜂數量,完全停止剪草。結果花園長滿蒲公英。雖常被視爲野草,但蒲公英其實爲蜜蜂提供了5%花蜜,三葉草更爲蜜蜂提供三成糧食,對蜜蜂非常有用。Jimmy回去這年來每個種花的地方,發現成果各有不同。有的長滿野花,有的不太成功。Jimmy稍後又來到一個收政府獎勵種野花的農場,發現效果非常出色。 Jimmy認爲獎勵農夫改善環境可達成巨大效果,但目前計劃仍是試驗階段。終於到義工數算蜜蜂數字的大日子了。Jimmy非常緊張,究竟他一年以來的努力,有否爲蜜蜂帶來轉變呢?

    Jimmy's Big Bee Rescue - Episode 2

    Jimmy’s mission to save the bees continues – but as an entomology obsessive he knows that bees aren’t the only vital insect. Jimmy explains that flies, ladybirds and beetles all have important jobs to do. Moths are brilliant pollinators, doing at night what bees are doing during the day. All of them are under threat. Jimmy investigates how technology might be the answer to habitat loss. He visits a vertical farm – a colossal glasshouse that produced 80 million tomatoes a year, with vines growing 16 metres high in a space equivalent to 12 football pitches. This kind of farming uses up to 40% less land than conventional methods, leaving more space for biodiversity. But not everything can be grown this way, so while it could be part of the answer, more needs to be done.

    And sometimes doing something actually means doing less. In a garden in the city, the residents have stopped mowing the grass altogether. The result is a spectacular field of dandelions. They might be seen as weeds, but dandelions provide 5% of all nectar for bees; white clover provides almost 30%. In Jimmy’s mission to transform spaces into spectacular wildflower pit-stops, he visits each one. The picture is mixed; some places are looking better than others. And it’ll soon be time to conduct another bee count to see if he’s improved the situation.

    Jimmy visits another farm to see a scheme that is designed to encourage farmers to grow wildflowers. The farmer has devoted a huge area to flowering plants and the results are fantastic. Jimmy is convinced that rewarding farmers for benefiting the environment could make a huge and lasting effect, and reverse the decline in bees. But only if it becomes a reality everywhere. Jimmy’s nerves are obvious as the volunteers spread out across the area once again to count bees. Have his year-long efforts made a difference?

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    • 第二集

      Jimmy 繼續拯救蜜蜂行動。他指出其實烏蠅,甲蟲及飛蛾等昆蟲和蜜蜂一樣,對生態均非常重要,但它們同樣收到威脅。Jimmy 又研究科技能否拯救棲息地。他走訪一個大型垂直番茄溫室,那裏的番茄高達十六米高。這種農業方式比傳統耕種方式少用四成土地,可讓多出的空間增進生物多樣化。只是,並非所有農作物均可垂直種植。

      另外,市內一個私人花園爲了增加蜜蜂數量,完全停止剪草。結果花園長滿蒲公英。雖常被視爲野草,但蒲公英其實爲蜜蜂提供了5%花蜜,三葉草更爲蜜蜂提供三成糧食,對蜜蜂非常有用。Jimmy回去這年來每個種花的地方,發現成果各有不同。有的長滿野花,有的不太成功。Jimmy稍後又來到一個收政府獎勵種野花的農場,發現效果非常出色。 Jimmy認爲獎勵農夫改善環境可達成巨大效果,但目前計劃仍是試驗階段。終於到義工數算蜜蜂數字的大日子了。Jimmy非常緊張,究竟他一年以來的努力,有否爲蜜蜂帶來轉變呢?

      Jimmy's Big Bee Rescue - Episode 2

      Jimmy’s mission to save the bees continues – but as an entomology obsessive he knows that bees aren’t the only vital insect. Jimmy explains that flies, ladybirds and beetles all have important jobs to do. Moths are brilliant pollinators, doing at night what bees are doing during the day. All of them are under threat. Jimmy investigates how technology might be the answer to habitat loss. He visits a vertical farm – a colossal glasshouse that produced 80 million tomatoes a year, with vines growing 16 metres high in a space equivalent to 12 football pitches. This kind of farming uses up to 40% less land than conventional methods, leaving more space for biodiversity. But not everything can be grown this way, so while it could be part of the answer, more needs to be done.

      And sometimes doing something actually means doing less. In a garden in the city, the residents have stopped mowing the grass altogether. The result is a spectacular field of dandelions. They might be seen as weeds, but dandelions provide 5% of all nectar for bees; white clover provides almost 30%. In Jimmy’s mission to transform spaces into spectacular wildflower pit-stops, he visits each one. The picture is mixed; some places are looking better than others. And it’ll soon be time to conduct another bee count to see if he’s improved the situation.

      Jimmy visits another farm to see a scheme that is designed to encourage farmers to grow wildflowers. The farmer has devoted a huge area to flowering plants and the results are fantastic. Jimmy is convinced that rewarding farmers for benefiting the environment could make a huge and lasting effect, and reverse the decline in bees. But only if it becomes a reality everywhere. Jimmy’s nerves are obvious as the volunteers spread out across the area once again to count bees. Have his year-long efforts made a difference?

      14/11/2022
    • 第一集

      蜜蜂為人類的食物傳播花粉,被視為地球上最重要的生物。但牠們正面對生存危機。過去十年,46%蜜蜂品種都錄得數量下跌。提起蜜蜂,大部分人只會想起製蜜糖的蜜蜂。事實上,英國有超過250種蜜蜂,全球更有逾二萬種。製蜜糖的蜜蜂受養蜂人照顧,生計無憂,相反野生蜜蜂就得依賴花粉及花蜜維生。只是自二戰後,98%的野花草原已消失,令野生蜜蜂難以生存。

      人類糧食中,有三分一要靠蜜蜂及其他傳播花粉昆蟲提供。蜜蜂生存危機,不單會令人類的鮮果蔬菜供應受影響;薄餅醬、芥茉、焗豆以至朱古力也會出現供應危機。
      修讀昆蟲學的農夫Jimmy Doherty 就希望證明,人類有能力撥亂反正,拯救蜜蜂。Jimmy會用一年時間應對危機。他廣邀一個城市的農夫、市政府規劃人員及居民一同加入拯救蜜蜂行列。由蜜蜂數算開始,Jimmy決定改造空間,旨在將蜜蜂數量在一年內增加一倍。

      Jimmy's Big Bee Rescue - Episode 1

      Bees have been declared the most important species on Earth. They’re vital for pollinating the crops we rely on for food – but they are disappearing, fast. 46% of bee species have declined in the last ten years.

      07/11/2022