Asger Søgaard Jørgensen, is a beekeeping consultant, former director of the Danish Beekeepers Association, past president of Apimondia, the international federation of national beekeepers associations and scientific organizations. With more than forty years of experience, Asger is truly a beekeeping veteran. Bees and beekeeping have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. Today bees and other pollinators face a series of challenges in the modern landscape of agriculture, causing colonies to collapse and an overall decline in numbers due to pollen scarcity, disease and pesticides. These are problems that can be mitigated through awareness among lawmakers and the public.