You have a hive too !..

June 6, 2017

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Turkey

You have a hive too !..

About the Implementing organization

Name: Akdeniz Yeşilleri Derneği

Country: Turkey

Year of establishment: 2012

Type of organization: Community-based association or organization

 

Description

Beekeepers need external support in two main areas; Education and marketing. We will be giving training through the sharing of scientific knowledge and methods, colony and purity management, production of quality honey and other bee products, methods of creating and maintaining local brands, as well as support through our support to establish direct marketing networks.

In this process, not only producers but also consumers have responsibilities and duties. When it comes to healthy, quality and right nutrition products; The quality of the product is inversely proportional to the amount, the cost and the flat rate with the price. More effort, time and resources have always been spent for quality and healthy products. Unless this cost is balanced with an affordable price and there is not enough demand, it is inevitable that the manufacturer's product will be reduced in quality.

With this project; Local beekeepers will form 'sample hives' made up of 'training hives' in the form of an 'applied education project' in the form of 'on-site, mutual, widespread and continuous education' model in the name of project partners and institutions. Local beekeepers will be trained.

Participants will prepay for the honey they will receive at the end of the season, while contracted beekeepers will produce natural and quality honey.

Nature Element

Forests / Wildlife

Type of Action

Sustainable use / Mainstreaming into sectors / Access and benefit sharing / Awareness and education

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Food security / Health

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

  

Environmental Impacts

Beekeepers will support healthy and high-quality honey and bee products.
It will form a natural, local, integrated and sustainable beekeeping model.
The project partner will ensure that people consume quality, natural honey and bee products.
It will establish a direct link between the producer and the consumer.
It aims to increase awareness and sensitivity of the environment.

Sustainable Development Impacts

Despite this negative situation, beekeeping has not completely broken away from traditional and natural methods. It is in small family business. Traditional knowledge is not lost yet. Beekeepers have the knowledge to produce healthy and high quality honey when they are free from market and marketing pressure.
Beekeeping, torn from a local and natural production feature, is threatened to lose its sustainability. As it is in all other agricultural production areas in our country, it is in a fully industrialized transit process for mass consumption. In the industrial beekeeping model, the natural environment for beekeepers is no more important than obtaining honey. In this case, environmental awareness does not occur either.

Scalability

They need external support in two main themes; Education and marketing. We will be giving training through the sharing of scientific knowledge and methods, colony and purity management, production of quality honey and other bee products, methods of creating and maintaining local brands, as well as support through our support to establish direct marketing networks.

Project partners will be able to participate in the project by paying a total of 750 TL for three years per hive in order to support and contribute to the project and to have a colony of bees to consume healthy and high-quality honey. This can be paid by a single person, or by sharing two or three people.
A total of 750 TL will be contributed for each kovana for three years. Participants will receive a total of 30 pounds of honey for this price, with a weight of 10 pounds each year.

Replicability

Industrial beekeeping with its present state of being; As well as in other agricultural production areas, as a single type of production and subsistence. The beekeeper is bound to a single product, bala, completely. Failing to produce this single product in sufficient quantities means hungry. The main goal of the production process is the amount of honey to be obtained. The quality of the product and how it is produced no longer has its significance.

Beekeepers are obliged to accept the conditions and prices imposed by monopolised large wholesalers and packers. They are the 'workers' of these big firms controlling the industry. Workers who have no risk for the company. Only four of the price the consumer pays for the honey goes to the real producer.

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