Already as a child you have to understand the importance of the bee and the impact of wrongdoing in nature. It is a prerequisite for sustainable environmental awareness. We want to create this basis with the school beekeeping.
We as bee-my.world e.V. manage a school beekeeping in a primary school in Graben-Neudorf. The father of one of our students told us some time ago about the miraculous change of his 10-year-old son. Since attending school beekeeping, he has been discussing sustainability and biodiversity with his parents. The experience of this father has encouraged us in our intention to carry out school beekeeping nationwide. To organize and implement this is our project. Because if children make their families aware of the environmental problems, our work has served its purpose.
What is the funded money used for?
For apiaries in schools and day-care centers, we will have beehives built that are suitable for children. We call them miniHive.
Teaching material for the students and beekeeping services
For the preparation of the school beekeepers, our beeCourses are used, with the help of which Undine Westphal prepares the beekeepers for their work with the children.
Protection of children is important
Since this project affects us all, we decided to do crowdfunding. With small amounts from many people and with the active participation of our supporters, we want to help make the world a liveable and endearing place.
If our funding target is not achieved, we will reduce the number of schools and day care centers that need to be supported accordingly.
Why is the project an EcoCrowd project?
We want to promote sustainability and environmental protection with our project
In addition to training children and teenagers to become environmentally conscious small beekeepers, we want to teach sustainability with our school projects. Waste is not produced. We build kits for insect hotels from the remainders of beehive production in our in-house carpentry and build them together with the students. What is left of residual wood is then processed into wood briquettes.
We organize ‘bee parties’ with children, such as on our honey harvest weekend. We give advice for flower boxes with bee-friendly seeds for a successful biodiversity. In cooperation with like-minded people, we organize family fairs with an affiliated beekeeper workshop. We also invite school classes to our beehives to raise awareness of the students and to raise their interest in school beekeeping.
In the short time we spend with these children and teenagers, we want to educate as much as possible about bees, sustainability and biodiversity. Experience has taught that children carry these issues into their families and discuss with their parents. This is a big step in the right direction.
Tell us something about yourself.
A. Gerlein, Plant Mechanic, Web Consultant – K.-H. Zwickert, medical technician – V. Binfet, logistician and beekeeper – N. Freund, software developer – D. Wehrum, web-designer
C. Müller, Management Consultant – K. Wylach, Editor
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