About the Project

“Live and Let Bee” is a project focusing on the holistic good of the bees, not the humans using the bee products. One of the first indicators of the ecological degradation and problems in nature is their negative effect on bee population. Global climate change, environmental pollution, the decrease in natural lands under human pressure weaken the bees and make them more vulnerable to diseases. And when you also consider the synthetic chemicals used sometimes wrongly and needlessly,by farmers and beekeepers, excessive and unnecessary treatment of the hive/colony, you can understand the severity of the danger the bees face.

The decline in be population irreversibly damages the equilibrium of nature and endangers our food.

Bees do not only make honey, but also ensures the production of two thirds of the food required to keep countless creatures alive through pollination in plants. The decline in bee population irreversibly damages the equilibrium of nature and endangers our food. Therefore, it is extremely important to inform all segments of society about the current situation of bees, to create awareness, and to develop a sustainable agricultural policy regarding beekeeping.

With the Live and Let Bee: Training for Ecological Beekeeping funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union, we aim to support the bees, which are one of the most important elements of the ecosystem, to help stop the practices harming the bees and to disseminate the better methods that could be practised by everyone, whether urban or rural.

PROJECT  ACTIVITIES

Field Work and Documentation of Existing Ecological/Traditional Beekeeping Methods in Partner Countries

The project started in December 2015 and field trips were organised to apiaries practicing ecological beekeeping in the four partner countries. Existing beekeeping methods were investigated and documented.

 

Dissemination of Ecological Beekeeping Knowledge to All Segments of Society

Each partner conducted a comprehensive communication çalışması on its press and social media network to disseminate ecological beekeeping knowledge.

 

Ecological Beekeeping Training

35 people from four partner countries participated in the training on 4-8 December 2017 in Izmir, Turkey.

 

Ecological Beekeeping Web Site

One of the biggest problems in ecological beekeeping is the difficulty in accessing exact information. Since beekeeping is a big market in terms of chemicals and equipment sales, non-profit, research-based information is very limited. To that end, a comprehensive web site that addresses all the segments of the society was created.

 

Ecological Beekeeping Conference

The first conference that focuses on bee-centred beekeeping in Turkey was organised on 9 December 2017 in Izmir.

Funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. However, European Commission and Turkish National Agency cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.