This campaign aims to raise funds to help save the Bees. In this sense, the total amount collected will be used for the acquisition and repopulation of Bees in areas affected by ASIAN WASP in Serra da Lousã Region.
Being attentive to the serious problems that Beekeeping faces (attacks of the Asian wasp, forest fires, pesticides) and feeling the urgency to act in defense of the bees and the maintenance of pollination as an important factor in the balance of ecosystems, we want to restore a...
This campaign aims to raise funds to help save the Bees. In this sense, the total amount collected will be allocated for the acquisition and repopulation of Bees in areas affected by ASIAN WASP in Serra da Lousã Region.
Attentive to the serious problems that Beekeeping faces (attacks of the Asian wasp, fires, pesticides) and feeling the urgency to act in defense of the bees and the maintenance of pollination as an important factor in the balance of ecosystems. We want to restore and install apiaries and hives in our region and thus preserve and safeguard the future of these territories.
Beekeeping is a fundamental activity for the sustainability of life! Pollination contributes to plant biodiversity and ecological balance. It has an integrated and economically sustainable role in rural areas. Bees are the only ones responsible for pollination of more than 80% of the world's food production.
A biodiversidade é fruto da polinização
The BeeHive - save thes bees project is an initiative of the Florgeste Cooperative to defend the bees and contribute to the recovery of the beekeeping activity in the Serra da Lousã. Favourable region to the beekeeping practice with diversified flora (ex: heather, chestnut trees, eucalyptus), away from the urban pressure and framed in the region DOP - Mel serra da Lousã.
BeeHive - save the bees has as mission to defend and value natural Beekeeping, contribute to increase the production of Organic Honey and implement the respective Certification in MPB. We aim not only to promote Cooperativism and knowledge transfer as a way to help beekeepers in the region to use good practices in beekeeping but also develop actions to raise awareness among the young, and the local community with visits to the apiaries alerting them to the importance of bees in the ecological balance of nature.
A apicultura é uma atividade importante para a preservação da biodiversidade .
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* The rewards will be delivered in September 2019, the peak season.
About the author
Florgeste - Cooperativa de Gestão Florestal is a non-governmental, non-profit and national organization. It has its headquarters in Cancelas, Espinhal, Coimbra, was created on 30-01-2017 and has as main objective the management of the forest supported by sustainable natural activities.
BeeHive - saving the bees is preserving the future, it is an integrated project and appears as the first step of the Florgeste Cooperative for the preservation of the environment and biodiversity. In this sense it promotes Beekeeping as a strategic activity in nature conservation, social, economic and environmental development, using sustainable business models based on three pillars of action:
1 - Beekeeping MPB organic production mode;
2 - Silvopastoricia with directed grazing;
3 - Nature Tourism as the catalyst for these activities.
BeeHive-save the bees relies on the support of a team who is efficient and motivated to make this project a reference in the cooperative sector based on sustainability values.
The author of this project is Fernando José Bacalhau,a 59-year-old a native of the region. He began his Apiculture in 1978 as a student and kept this activity as a hobby, reconciling it with his career in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He was co-founder of Espinhal Honey Fair in 1989, exhibitor / producer of Honey. In 2004 he founded a small company, Senhor Chá, for tea commercialization and event organization. Since 2008 he has attended seminars and events in Beekeeping, Forest Certification, Ecology and Forest Management. He believes in cooperativism as a way to promote social and environmental dynamics for rural areas, so he helped found the Cooperativa Florgeste. He also studied Tourism, Leisure and Heritage at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra.
Tiago Costa, 33, holds a degree in management from the University of Luxembourg, a Ceramic and Glass specialist in Cearte - Coimbra,he has a passion for entrepreneurship and he is the financial manager of the BeeHive project and a member of the Florgeste Cooperative.
Irene Santos, has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures by Universidade de Aveiro, teaches English language; she is a rural landowner, enthusiast for Nature Tourism, Ecology, Environment and outdoor walks.Irene is the President of the General Assembly of Florgeste.
Budget and due dates
The total funds raised in this campaign will be used to the purchase of beehives "Apis mellifera" for hives (biological equipment not eligible in PDR 2020) according to the Business Plan presented by Tiago Costa, who will be responsible for the financial management of the project.
Help us pollinate this BeeHive - save the bees campaign and also contribute to the sustainability of this project. Thank you!
4502.44 € - acquisition cores of bees "langstroth"
€ 457.56 - PPL campaign commission
4960.00 € - Total campaign
Estimated time for the installation of apiaries and hives: (April, May and June 2019)