Title Beekeeping European Environmental Sustainability
Project Number 2010-1-TR-LEO05-16698
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Test the material in a training course Set up national and transnational competence center in order to link multifunctional activities in the participant countries and an whole Europe. Strength the European wide network by transnational project work and conferences Strength national activities by organising focus groups,Screening existing education material,Publishing a transnational curriculum on ECVET Standards,Setup competence center.
Summary BEES is a transfer of innovation project aiming at developing ENSA project, Leonardo da Vinci thematic network based on organic and sustainable agriculture, with a specific reference to beekeeping teaching materials. The importance of bee role in plant propagation is well-known since antiquity. Recently emerged diseases like American Foul Brood, Colony Collapse Disorder and Varroa had hard consequences in many different countries depending of infection diffusion. In recent years a general change in bee behaviour, with difficulties in normal relationship to life and bearing loss, in many countries at the same time, suggested that something terrible is about to happen. Nature will not be the same without bee pollination and agriculture could loose one of its oldest friends and partners. Nicotine neo-pesticides, considered before harmless, are now suspected to be responsible of some of the bee mortality. A change in human culture and science is necessary and studies on present bee emergency cases could be useful to avoid future terrible consequences on earth safety due to the human errors. In the production of vegetable and animal products, industry lost as a result of some of the old and re-tested techniques and methods have emerged and they should be used in conjunction with the new technological possibilities in this sector should have the qualifications of employees regarding the new gave birth to some demands. Defined by the EU member states in each of the common occupational profiles reflect different situations today. In this context, only certain types of plants or animals as defined profiles as well as animal or plant species, there are profiles of the general covering. The main objective of the project is to create completely updated teaching materials on bee behaviours and relevant importance as indicators of agriculture sustainability. Biodiversity is directly linked to this approach. The main targets of the updated and adapted teaching materials from ENSA project are: farmers associations, environmental associations, agriculture professional schools, agriculture and veterinary medicine universities, bee keepers associations, policy makers, institutions at European, national and local level, elementary and secondary schools. The consortium will be constituted of academic institutions, farmer associations, environmental foundations, training centres. The main outcomes are related to the implementation of the teaching materials from the ENSA project with a specific focus on importance of sustainable good practices in agriculture starting from hazard analysis methodology and adopting the precautionary principle. The new teaching materials on sustainability principles from bee case study can create a large discussion and adequate measures, with a refuse of "Indian Reservations" for animals, by involving political, social, scientific world and citizens in general.
The main aim of BEES project is to transfer of innovative training materials from successfully completed ENSA project and adapt them to the national and sectoral requirements and improving innovative training modules on bee behaviours and relevant importance as indicators of agriculture sustainability. Biodiversity is directly linked to this approach.
Themes: Ecological Biodiversity, Beekeeping Market, Lifelong Learning, Continuous Training, Quality Higher education
Sectors: Farmers associations, environmental associations, agriculture professional schools, agriculture and veterinary medicine universities, beekeepers associations, policy makers, institutions at European, national and local level, elementary and secondary schools
Open and distance learning
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Product information Website, Handbook for beekeeper,CD-DVD,Zip-Sticks