HELP THE BEES – FROM THE 7TH OF OCTOBER TO 4TH OF NOVEMBER
With the campaign ‘Help The Bees” our goal is to inspire people to help us improve the life of bees and contribute to the fundamental balance of nature.
At La Donaira, we have a sincere concern for the current life situation suffered by bees, and so we have set out to try to bring about change. Having a privileged environment, where for more than 12 years conventional agriculture has not been practised nor chemicals used, the farm has become an ecosystem modelled to help these small and important insects. We aim to raise awareness towards bees in the guests who visit us, to give them back their rightful place in nature and at the centre of our ecosystem.
Our sustainable beekeeping focuses on the genetic improvement of our bees, strengthening them and giving them all they need to avoid their immune systems being weakened.
To allow for this, we leave the vast majority of their honey untouched and take nothing but the small surplus that they do not need. Nor do we remove pollen or royal jelly, since these foods are necessary for intrinsic strength and health.
Currently, we have twenty-two hives, seven of which are placed in trees, eleven floor hives, one hive located in our medicinal garden and three hives located in our innovative “bee-bed”, where guests can meditate with the bees.
We’re trying to solve colony collapse issues by simplifying bee-keeping processes, making it easier than ever to keep healthy bees.
We’re a team of ecologists, farmers, beekeepers and free spirits who believe that citizens, rather than governments or corporations, can solve this problem by taking action together.
How to sponsor a hive?
With the funds we collect, we want to grow our bee community by installing new hives and help preserve bees in their natural habitat.
If you would like to sponsor a hive you can do it HERE
Contribute now to support our research, become a beekeeper and taste our medicinal honey!
How to sponsor a hive:
Marigold (15 euros): A bag of flower seeds to plant in your garden
Rosemary (30 euros): A bag of flower seeds to plant in your garden + An organic handmade lip balm
Lavender (30 euros): A bag of flower seeds to plant in your garden + An organic lavender cushion from the farm
Early Bee (120 euros): A bag of flower seeds to plant in your garden + A basket with 3 jars of honey. With this package, you finance the creation and maintenance of half a beehive.
Worker Bee (150 euros): A bag of flower seeds to plant in your garden + A basket with 3 jars of honey. With this package, you also finance the creation and maintenance of half a beehive.
Queen Bee (240 euros): A bag of flower seeds to plant in your garden + A basket with 6 jars of honey + 2 organic handmade lip balms. With this package, you finance the creation and maintenance of an entire beehive.
About the benefits of sponsoring a hive
Our raw wildflower honey comes straight from the hives at La Donaira. The word “raw” means the honey is unheated and untreated. We do not use any chemical products for the treatment of diseases. Only natural means and herbal medicine.
Honey produced from natural beekeeping has some of the highest medicinal properties in the world as well as being incredibly rich in flavour.