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BeeAware is a course that has been provided by Friends of the Earth Malta past 2 years. It intends to give people the opportunity to get involved in beekeeping, and to train qualified volunteers to possibly volunteer with Friends of the Earth Malta. This time Friends of the Earth Malta, supported by Malta Beekeepers Association, have designed a follow-up course, focusing more on sustainable beekeeping and to provide a better understanding on the role of bees as a vital part of ecosystems.
Wild and domesticated bees are an integral part of healthy ecosystems. Changes in farming practices, such as the use of agrochemicals, have hugely changed the dynamics of ecosystems. There are policies at a European and National level that can influence agricultural practices to support the beekeepers and the bee population. Two main policies are the National Agricultural Policy for the Maltese Islands and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which both mention the importance to steer towards sustainable farming practices.
This course intends to give people the opportunity to get involved in beekeeping and to train qualified volunteers to volunteer with Friends of the Earth Malta.
The seven-session course will start in November and will take place at the Friends of the Earth Malta Green Resource Centre in Floriana, whilst the practical sessions will take place at other apiaries. The course starts on Wednesday 21st November, with workshops taking place over the following 6 weeks, until mid-December, on Wednesday evening (17:30-19:30) and occasionally on Saturday morning (09:00-11:30) (exact dates and times to be confirmed).
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This activity reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
This project is co-financed by the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) and the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisation.