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BEES for the world is a group of experts and entrepreneurs, building up sustainable value chains for bee products from the hive to the consumer market. At BEES for the world we have assembled a team with special knowledge in ecological beekeeping, bee health, bee races, biodiversity, ecosystem services, quality management, teacher education, social and health inequalities, business models, business administration and sustainable value chains. Together we want to be part of solving sustainability issues of deforestation, poverty, as well as bee and insect reduction. To reach this aim we work hand in hand with our partners worldwide with a focus on African countries. Our Vision. We design sustainable supply chains for high quality organic-certified bee products all over the world. The challenges we face. Bees: Local bee population drops because of night harvesting methods, as well as loss of forested ecosystems. Forest: Poverty-stricken communities are clearing forests to create additional farmland. Product: Raw beeswax from forest beekeeping is the best in the world. Mismanaged processing of bee products and missing quality control systems lead to low quality and low income. Community: Missing jobs and low income lead to poverty-stricken communities and the need of additional farmland. Our solution: Do it in the African way. Biodiversity: Work with local bee races in daylight beekeeping, which is advantageous for bee health, colony growth and has positive effects on local plant life and ecosystems. Education: Invest in communities through trainings in daylight beekeeping, processing of bee products, quality management and product presentation. Support young and socially disadvantaged groups. Empowerment: Create jobs on the rural countryside. Use only cost friendly and local available materials. Create income sources for local communities through additional harvests and production of high quality organic-certified beeswax. Sustainability: Work in non-contaminated rural environments. Protect local ecosystems by fostering environmentally friendly production techniques. Make forest areas economical valuable for locals.

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In 1873 the Carniolan Association for Prudent Beekeeping was established in Ljubljana, which represents the beginning of the organisation of the Slovenian beekeepers. Since 1898, they have been publishing the technical magazine Slovenian Beekeeper (Slovenski čebelar). Today, the beekeeping organisation is known as the Slovenian Beekeeper’s Association. It includes 207 beekeeping societies and 14 regional beekeeping associations, with a total of about 7,500 beekeepers. Its main tasks include the education and training of beekeepers in the framework of lifelong learning, publishing the Slovenian Beekeeper monthly and various technical books, the preparation of exhibitions, discussions and symposiums, the organisation of school clubs, beekeeping camps and workshops, raising the public awareness about the importance of bees in the preservation of the environment, the promotion of bee products in healthy nutrition and the list goes on and on. Slovenian Beekeeper’s Association (SBA) is also registered as a Research institution. Within the institution operate four different researchers and three technicians. The Unit participates in research projects, which are mainly from the field of providing safe bee products, protection of Carniolan bee and technologies of beekeeping. Within the institution operates a laboratory for analysis of bee products and, when needed, even a different number of bee colonies, which are intended for research. Since 2007 every third Friday in November, Slovenian beekeepers have been organising an educational-promotional campaign for kindergarten and primary school children entitled “Honey Breakfast”. On this day, children have Slovenian honey for breakfast (it is mostly donated by various beekeepers). The idea for the educational-promotional campaign stems from the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, which now presents an initiative to establish the “European Honey Breakfast”. TheBreakfast in Slovenia has been supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. Honey Breakfast is based on a collaboration of beekeepers and teachers and is co-ordinated by the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association and Public Advisory Service on Beekeeping. Every year, beekeepers societies from local areas collect honey and most of it is donated to kindergartens and schools. Also, an educational publication is published and distributed among children. Besides beekeepers who are in charge of presentations and children’s workshops, mayors, various officials, athletes and many other prominent figures are present at the Breakfast too. It is supported by the media as well; they publish numerous articles and thus raise the awareness of the public on the importance of beekeeping.

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Peter Kočalka is a professional bee-keeper. However, he is not just an ordinary commercial bee-keeper, he is interested in organic bee-keeping and always aims to understand their behaviour. Not only do thousands of people already support his approach, but he has developed procedures for bee care and monitoring, which not only helps beekeepers, but also serves to collect scientific data. Bee Hive Weight Monitoring are beekeepers with a large Apiary in Slovak Republic. They are professional beekeepers not just commercial beekeepers. They are interested in organic bee-keeping, and they always seek to understand Bee behaviour. Bees have existed on our planet for over 150 million years. Human intervention into the ecosystem has caused the European honey bees to no longer be able to survive on their own. They have become endangered species. They would go extinct without the care of beekeepers and that, would have a catastrophic impact on the entire ecosystem. Bee Hive Weight Managements vision is to create a system of ecological bee-keeping without the use of any chemicals. In a way which would be sustainable. Currently, they look after hundreds of honey bee colonies. Each one is being monitored with their latest technology. The technology they use is specifically designed to help the beekeepers. The bee-keeper gains a complete overview of the health and productivity of his hives. Thanks to this technology, interventions, which would be unnecessary, aren’t needed. It is 100% biological, 100% residue-free, harmless for the bees, easy to use, usable all year around even during honey flow and gives you maximum benefits. The technology is designed to be affordable for anyone. No setup, no configuration needed. In 2016, they launched some simple and environmentally friendly methods of bee care. Their project is supported by tens of thousands of people who are helping thousands of bee colonies. It doesn't matter what climate you have the bees in, or how good the year is, or what your hives and equipment are. It doesn't even matter what line of bees you have. Before you give up and start arguing that it's meant to be, that it’s the fault of the climate change, try one more experiment, to convince yourself about the opposite. There is always HOPE. A lot of honeybee colonies are lost because bee-keeper's have limited information. They have an Apiary with 300 colonies of bees and when they started monitoring it changed everything. What they want is to provide this system to all beekeepers as cheap as possible. To do that, they need mass production to lower costs. Bee Hive Weight Management provides a simple and proven solution for bee-keepers to eliminate even the most serious problems with their bees! [/box]

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Towards a bee-friendly agriculture for a healthy environment! Pesticide Action Network (PAN) was founded in 1982 and is a network of over 600 non-governmental organisations, institutions and individuals in over 60 countries worldwide working to minimise the negative effects of hazardous pesticides and to replace their use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. Its projects and campaigns are coordinated by five autonomous Regional Centres. PAN Europe is the regional centre in Europe. It was founded in 1987 and brings together 38 consumer, public health, and environmental organisations, trades unions, women's groups and farmer associations from across Europe. They work to eliminate dependency on chemical pesticides and to support safe sustainable pest control methods. PAN Europe is committed to bringing about a substantial reduction in pesticide use throughout Europe. Pesticide (including biocides) reduction is a prerequisite for improvements of public and workers' health, protection of the environment, and its strict implementation is in line with the precautionary principle. PAN Europe's vision is of a world in which high agricultural productivity is achieved by truly sustainable agricultural production systems in which agrochemical inputs and environmental damage are minimised, and where local people control local production using local varieties. PAN Europe's vision is of a world in which agricultural productivity is achieved by truly sustainable agricultural production systems in which agrochemical inputs and environmental damage are minimised, and where local people control local production using local varieties. PAN Europe strives to eliminate hazardous pesticides in Europe, reduce dependency on pesticides, and promote ecologically sound alternatives to chemical pest control. In order to achieve this vision, PAN Europe carries out advocacy, policy analysis, networking and campaigning activities on pesticides. It serves as the focal point for NGO advocacy and public participation in EU pesticide policy and work closely with representatives of the European Parliament, the Commission, and the Council to engage key decision-makers in reducing the use of hazardous pesticides. Our initiatives also include working with farmers, scientists, academics, retailers and trades unions. Because developments in agriculture, human health and the environment are often complex, the availability of up-to-date scientific information is paramount. To meet this demand, PAN Europe commission's regular reports focussing on key aspects of the debate. These are essential in informing a diversity of external stakeholders on change. The more people know about hazardous pesticides, the more people understand the need for action. That's why PAN Europe works to engage a wider audience on the presence of hazardous pesticides in our food, water systems, soil and air. PAN Europe prepares and disseminates regular information briefings on specific policy topics and issues press releases on a wide range of pesticide related issues. PAN Europe regularly provides informed comments to journalists writing on pesticides issues. PAN Europe – Save the Bees and Farmers - They are coming together from across the whole European Union to call for a bee-friendly agriculture to the benefit of farmers, health and the environment! With the European Citizens’ Initiative, they call on the European Commission to support an agricultural model that allows farmers and biodiversity to thrive in harmony. To protect bees and people’s health, they call on the Commission to propose legal acts to phase out synthetic pesticides by 2035, to restore biodiversity, and to support farmers in the transition. Main objectives include phasing out synthetic pesticides in EU agriculture by 80% by 2030, starting with the most hazardous, to become free of synthetic pesticides; restore natural ecosystems in agricultural areas so that farming becomes a vector of biodiversity recovery; reforming agriculture by prioritising small scale, diverse and sustainable farming, supporting a rapid increase in agro-ecological and organic practice, and enabling independent farmer-based training and research into pesticide-and GMO-free farming.

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Backyard Beekeeping 101: The #1 Source For Apiculture Enthusiasts. The bees are back! Well, maybe not yet, but we can hope, can’t we? For years now the message has been constant, the bees need our help. The only problem is sometimes we can do more harm than good when we act without the right information. A lot of new beekeepers are doing exactly that. So how can aspiring beekeepers make sure that they are helping their bees? Arriving at Backyardbeekeeping101.com is a great first step. Annie, lifelong nature lover, beekeeper, and educator. Her goal for this site is to provide you with easy to read condensed information about bees and beekeeping. The two are separate entities because the bees can exist without beekeepers. Annie doesn’t just want to give you a how-to manual on apiculture. Instead, she wants you to draw on the years of experience that I have as a professional beekeeper and help you understand why you do what you do. Why is that important? Well, failure to understand why, may have caused the predicament that bees are going through right now. Had we taken the time to observe the diverse needs of the bees, perhaps the state of California wouldn’t need to import bees from other states when the almond trees are in bloom. Had we taken the time to understand the cycle of the varroa mite, perhaps we wouldn’t have created these pesticide resistant vectors. Couldn’t we have taken a little more time understanding the effect pesticides have on friendly insects? CCD wouldn’t automatically conjure up images of dead colonies. Instead, it would still stand for Census County Division or any one of over 100 different meanings of that same acronym. That said, it’s not all doom and gloom guys. Beekeeping isn’t just a feel-good activity. The products from the hive are extremely beneficial, some even help to pay the bills. It’s also known to be a great stress reliever because it helps you commune with nature. There’s so much for the beginner and a few nuggets for the experienced as well. Annie's goal is to answer your questions and keep you updated when new questions arise. I do have to warn you, bees can create an obsession in you. It’s almost an addiction once you get started. Everything you look at falls under two categories: Bee friendly or bee enemy. I think it’s a very healthy addiction and I hope it spreads. This isn’t just for beekeepers, it’s for bee enthusiasts. The world needs more bee friends than it does beekeepers. Bees exist in the wild and we have the same responsibility to them as we do to our whales and polar ice-caps. Every little bit helps. Bees have so many secrets that studying them is like reading a murder mystery. Even when disaster strikes, you’re transfixed and can’t help but turn the page and learn more.

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Find the best Professional Beekeepers in Italy and find out how to best manage the presence of one (or more) hives.

Trova i migliori Apicoltori Professionisti in Italia e scopri come gestire al meglio la presenza di una (o più) arnie. Apicoltore.it vanta una vantaggiosa collaborazione con partner che si occupano della rimozione dei nidi d'api in tutte le zone d'Italia. Volendo sapere qual è l'ape più diffusa in Italia, possiamo ragionevolmente affermare che è la ligustica mellifica. Questo è allevato da nord a sud. Come apicoltore puoi iscrivere la tua azienda sul portale e aumentare la tua clientela. Apicoltore.it boasts an advantageous collaboration with partners who deal with the removal of bees' nests in all areas of Italy. Wanting to know which is the most widespread bee in Italy, we can reasonably say that it is the ligustica mellifica. This is bred from north to south. As a beekeeper you can sign up your company on the portal and increase your clientele.

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Mi chiamo Nazario e sono un apicoltore che vive un territorio bellissimo, il Molise, una piccola regione dell’Italia centrale. Ho un laboratorio a Montagano in provincia di Campobasso e arnie dislocate in diverse aree collinari e montane del territorio molisano, dove nei mesi da aprile e fino ad agosto sposto le arnie con le famiglie di api sulle diverse fioriture per avere mieli uniflora pregiati in purezza e millefiori di eccellente qualità La mia è un’apicoltura integrata e sostenibile, un modello che ho appreso dalle mie api. Dalla loro organizzazione, dal loro lavoro e del loro capitale naturale: il miele, che loro producono e che rappresenta il risultato di un rapporto articolato e complesso tra le api stesse ed il loro ambiente. Ho fatto una scelta impegnativa, che va oltre l’avere un semplice bollino biologico. Personalmente ho sentito l’esigenza di creare una azienda apistica ad “economia circolare”. Dare vita ad un sistema di economia circolare dove il controllo sulla filiera del miele e degli altri prodotti apistici appartiene al produttore e al consumatore. Voglio portare con mano chi consuma il mio miele sui campi dove porto le api, di come producono il miele e, successivamente, come io lo estraggo in laboratorio. Dietro ogni ape c’è un fiore impollinato, c’è un apicoltore che utilizza tutte le tecniche per la conservazione dell’ambiente e per tutelare il benessere stesso delle api e della salvaguardia dell’apis mellifere ligustica, l’ape italiana. Il mio lavoro racconta una storia emozionante fatta di natura, lavoro, sacrificio e amore per questi piccoli ma importantissimi insetti. Le api rappresentano uno degli anelli più importanti per un ecosistema sano. Le mie api non producono solo miele. Produco emozioni, se sappiamo ancora emozionarci con un cucchiaio di miele naturale. Compra il mio miele e sostieni un piccolo apicoltore e le sue api che tutelano l’ambiente e la biodiversità. Non mi interessa avere il bollino del miele biologico. La mia Azienda ha fatto scelte ancora più importanti ed impegnative, creare un’Azienda apistica ad “economia circolare”. Creare un processo produttivo sostenibile e rispettoso dell’ambiente, della biodiversità e delle api lungo tutta la catena del valore dell’allevamento apistico. Le api rappresentano uno degli anelli più importanti per un ecosistema sano. My name is Nazario, I am a beekeeper, I live in central Italy a small and beautiful region called Molise. I have a laboratory in Montagano in the province of Campobasso and I have beehives based in different hilly and mountainous parts of the Molise area, between April and August I move the beehives to different blooms to create pure, excellent quality single and assorted mixed flowered honey. Through working with and learning from bees, beekeeping for me has developed into an integrated and sustainable role model. Honey produced by bees through their organisation and work is as a result of their complex and articulated relationships with their environment. Making a demanding choice, going further than having an organic honey seal of approval, I personally felt the need to create a “circular economy”. Initiating a circular economy where control over honey and other bee products belong to the producer and the consumer. I would like to take those who consume my honey on a journey to the fields where I take the bees showing them how the honey is produced and subsequently, how it is extracted in the laboratory. Behind each bee there is a pollinated flower, there is a beekeeper who uses all the techniques for preserving the environment whilst protecting the well-being of bees and safeguarding the (Ligustica ) Italian honey bee. My work is an emotional story, of nature, work, obligation and love for these little but most important insects. Bees represent one of the most significant aspects for a healthy biodiversity. My bees do not only produce honey, they produce an emotion, if we can still become emotional about a spoonful of natural honey. Buy my honey Support the dedication of a small passionate beekeeper and his bees who in turn protect the environment and biodiversity. Although there is a honey seal of approval, my company has made an even more Important and demanding choice, by creating a beehive company of a circular economy. Creating a productive and sustainable process that is respectful of the environment, of biodiversity and of bees along the whole production line, treasuring the breeding of beekeeping.

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Miele In Cooperativa è un'Associazione nazionale apistica, di secondo livello. Libera, Rappresentativa, Consapevole, Partecipata. Libera, perché non ha vincoli con altri Enti, Organizzazioni, Partiti o altro, ha un solo vincolo, quello nei confronti delle proprie associate. Rappresentativa, perché costruisce le proprie posizioni con il metodo bottom up e mai top down, ossia monitora le esigenze delle associate, elabora le informazioni acquisite e le trasforma in proposte concrete, in grado di dare risposte. Consapevole, perché ogni decisione è frutto di condivisione, riflessione comune, dibattito e selezione, maturata sempre sulla base dell'informazione dei fatti e degli elementi oggettivi. Partecipata, perché da noi la delega non è un'istituto riconosciuto. Per contare devi esserci. La nostra missione è rappresentare, tutelare e valorizzare, senza deroghe, senza se e senza ma, l’apicoltura 3 volte italiana, per Api, Aziende Apistiche e Ambiente. Honey in Cooperative is a second level National Beekeeping Association. Free, Representative, Aware, Participatory. Free , because it has no ties with other Bodies, Organizations, Parties or anything else, it has only one constraint, that towards its associates. Representative , because it builds its positions with the bottom up and never top down method, that is, it monitors the needs of the associates, processes the information acquired and transforms them into concrete proposals, capable of giving answers. Aware , because every decision is the result of sharing, common reflection, debate and selection, always matured on the basis of information on facts and objective elements. Participated , because delegation is not a recognized institution with us. To count you have to be there. Our mission is to represent, protect and enhance, without exceptions, no ifs and buts, 3 times Italian beekeeping, for Bees , Beekeeping Companies and the Environment .

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3Bee srl sviluppa tecnologie all'avanguardia nel campo del monitoraggio, prevenzione e cura dell'alveare. Sono un'azienda (srl) e una start up agri-tech che sviluppa sistemi intelligenti di monitoraggio e diagnostica per la salute delle api. Attraverso le loro esclusive tecnologie gli apicoltori possono monitorare costantemente e in modo completo i propri alveari al fine di ottimizzare la produzione, risparmiare tempo e curare le proprie api prevenendone problemi e malattie. In 2 anni hanno sviluppato un network di 10.000 apicoltori in tutta Italia che ci aiutano, seguono e usano la loro tecnologia. Grazie a questo network hanno creato il programma di ricerca, sviluppo ed economia circolare "Adotta un alveare". 3Bee ha anche rivoluzionato l’antichissima e preziosissima arte dell’apicoltura, incentivandone la crescita e la riscoperta grazie all’applicazione di tecnologie innovative come l’IoT, l’intelligenza artificiale e il machine-learning. In più, hanno fornito un modo nuovo di lavorare agli apicoltori e, grazie alla piattaforma interattiva, offrono ai privati e aziende un modo facile e personalizzato per intraprendere iniziative green. Dal 2018, anno di nascita della piattaforma per le adozioni, sono stati adottati oltre 500 alveari. In seguito al successo del progetto e alle crescenti richieste, hanno deciso di adattarlo e renderlo disponibile a tutte le aziende attente alle tematiche green di sostenibilità ambientale. La modalità di partecipazione consiste in scegliere un apicoltore, adottare un alveare e sfruttare della tua miele preferita. Per questa iniziativa 3Bee ha selezionato i migliori apicoltori italiani, fornendo loro una nuova tecnologia e offrendo loro il servizio di monitoraggio che unisce la tradizione all'innovazione. Questo permette che ogni utente possa di scegliere la biodiversità che vuoi creare e il quantitativo di miele che potrà gustare a fine stagione. Il servizio prevede anche l'invio del miele! Finalmente, puoi monitorare da remoto dal tuo profilo la crescita del tuo alveare grazie ai sensori 3Bee. Peso, umidità, temperatura e suoni. L'apicoltore farà il resto. “Ogni ape salvata, ogni fiore impollinato, ogni apicoltore sostenuto, racconta una storia emozionante fatta di natura, lavoro, sacrificio e amore per il pianeta.” 3Bee

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Campomiel es una empresa de La Rioja que desarrolla su actividad en el mundo de la apicultura desde hace cuatro generaciones. Esta empresa familiar se dedica a la producción y venta de mieles de distintos tipos, a la producción de colmenas para su venta y distribución a otros apicultores, y a la gestión y control de enjambres en zonas habitadas. En 1997, cuando Álvaro Garrido (hijo) toma el relevo de la actividad apícola, crea el primer centro de Interpretación de la Apicultura en el norte de España, con el objetivo de asesorar e informar de la apicultura a cada uno de sus clientes. Desde aquí, trabajan para difundir el conocimiento de la miel desde niveles escolares hasta sectores como la nutrición a base de polen fresco de deportistas élite. Campomiel es conocido por ser un centro de interpretación de la apicultura que tiene como objetivo acercar a las personas de forma natural al interesante mundo de las abejas. La propuesta de este centro se caracteriza por permitir que quienes visitan este lugar puedan disfrutar de una experiencia inolvidable, al mismo tiempo que aprenden todo sobre el proceso de elaboración de sus productos apícolas y la producción de mieles ecológicas, tales como la miel de romero, tomillo, brezo, naranjo, limón en todas sus variedades, y polen fresco y seco. Esta empresa ha sido reconocida con distintos premios internacionales por ser pioneros en la recolección de miel en España en el sector de producción ecológica. Sus mieles certificadas son: la miel de cayuna, considerada la segunda mejor del mundo; la miel de roble, con el premio de miel nacional en mieles ecológicas en 2014; la miel de limón ecológica, premiada en el Certamen Ecológico de 2018; y la miel de almendro amargo que ganó el concurso de Mieles Ecológicas España-Portugal en 2018. Otro de los productos que caracteriza a la empresa Campomiel es la elaboración de bebidas a base de miel, conocida como Hidromiel, la cual es producida en su propia bodega situada en Ventosa, donde llevan a cabo la elaboración en cuevas. Campomiel se distingue por la producción de productos exclusivos con precios accesibles a todas las personas. Además de sus productos, en Campomiel también es posible disfrutar de visitas guiadas al colmenar para observar a las abejas y a los apicultores trabajando en el medio natural, realizar cursos de iniciación de apicultura, catas comentadas de mieles, talleres de formación práctica y asesoramiento apícola.

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My name is Glorymar Hernandez, but I prefer to be called “Glory”. I was born in the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, and grew up amid the crowds of the city, the tranquility of the Andean mountains and the joy of the Caribbean coast. A mixture that has taught me to enjoy wherever I am, that aroused my curiosity to know the world, and that has helped me to adapt, with relative ease, to changes. I have a degree in Philosophy, my research works are in Philosophy of Language. Since 2019 I have been working as a Spanish teacher. I decided to start teaching my mother tongue thanks to my experience learning other languages. I had the opportunity to live for a year in Ireland, where I went to learn English and, currently, I am in Italy, where I have had the opportunity to learn Italian. These experiences allowed me to realize that, although seeking perfection when trying to “speak like a native” is the ideal, what really matters is being able to communicate, make ourselves understood and be open to the experience of knowing other cultures and understand that there are many different points of view. Professionally, I have had the opportunity to work in different contexts such as banking, outsourcing consular procedures, and teaching at university level. The biggest lesson I learned from these experiences is that I am not an office person. I prefer to own my time and have the freedom to work wherever I am. For this reason, I have decided to dedicate myself to teaching Spanish online and to enter the digital world. I consider myself a very curious and versatile person, that is why in my free time I enjoy handcrafting (such as sewing or knitting), volunteering, being in contact with nature, and trying to learn new things, like playing the guitar. Regarding my geographical preferences, the beach and the mountains are my main refuges, because I can escape from the noise of the city and connect with myself. That is why I would like to be able to live with my husband on a mountain, not far from the sea.

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Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio

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My name is Luis Guillermo Castro Martin. I am a philosopher specialized in philosophy of mind and language. In particular, I am interested in the nature of consciousness, and the way in which we experience and interpret the world. I started my studies at the Central University of Venezuela in 2006, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (2011) and a master’s degree in logic and philosophy of science (2015). In 2012, the university offered me a position as a professor of philosophy and I taught several courses there until 2017, when I enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Genoa, Italy. I have also published several papers in philosophy journals and participated in various international events. In 2020, while writing my PhD thesis, I realized that I had been immersed in philosophy for too long and decided to use my experience to rejoin the real world. In my years studying philosophy, I have learned many things, but the most important is that the world is what we make of it, there is no ultimate truth, no final word. We create our reality. Knowledge has somehow separated us from others and nature, perhaps it can also reunite us. Although I was born in Venezuela, my family is a blending of different nationalities and traditions. I have lived and studied in different countries, which are all part of who I am and what I want to be. My actions define me, not my nationality or my origins. I do not believe in borders or limits; they are only in our minds. The sensation of not belonging can be liberating, once we realize that, by not belonging somewhere, we belong everywhere. I speak three languages (Spanish, English, and Italian) and I enjoy learning from other cultures, as well as transmitting the values of my own. I also enjoy music, sports and nature. I am the author of “Fragments of Mind” on Substack. A space for thinking outside the box, while discussing philosophical matters.

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As a bee sponsor, you will get an insight into the fascinating world of honeybees and with your contribution you will help stop the global bee deaths. By adopting a bee colony sponsorship, you are helping to ensure the pollination of useful and wild plants. You will get an insight into the fascinating world of honeybees and with your contribution you will help to stop the worldwide bee deaths. We document your bee sponsorship with a personal sponsorship certificate! As a thank you for your sponsorship, your people will give you 3 jars of honey (500 grams each) per year. We send the honey together with the sponsorship certificate CO2-neutral directly to your home. So that you always stay up to date, you will receive an email every month with information and photos on the development status of your bee colony, recipes with honey and craft ideas. You are welcome to experience your bees up close with a visit to the apiary. For 49 euros a year (including shipping costs in Germany) you can sponsor a colony of bees. The bee sponsorship ends automatically after one year. If you wish to extend your sponsorship, just let us know. The proceeds from our bee sponsorships ensure species-appropriate and sustainable beekeeping. In addition, we support projects to protect wild and honey bees. The death of insects has now reached dramatic proportions: every third species of insect is endangered or extinct according to the nationwide Red List . Monotony determine our cultural landscape more and more. Unfortunately there is no space for insects and other animal species. We have set ourselves the goal of actively promoting biodiversity in our region. We want to offer wild bees, butterflies and other animal and insect species a habitat , because they not only play an important role as pollinators in our ecosystems. With your help we can give something back to nature and let our environment blossom again. To do this, we remove areas that are used intensively for agriculture at suitable locations from conventional cultivation and sow a regionally adapted flowering plant mixture. This is how we create flowering meadows rich in species and sustainably promote biodiversity in the region . Not only does it create a habitat for wild bees , butterflies and many other insects, but also a structured retreat for other animal species.

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Join us as we escape the rat race of South East England and settle into farm life in Central Portugal. We are Ken & Gina and we started the OKportugal Youtube channel back in 2019 when we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of the UK for a quieter life on a farm in Central Portugal. We now live on an amazing 3.5 hectare farm along with our cats, Nanook & Mecho and our two dogs, DogDog and Mimosa. Our journey began back in the UK, in September 2019, where we sold our house, packed all of our belongings and drove across Europe to Portugal in our campervan Bob along with our animals. We moved into a lovely rental house, high up in the Serra da Estrela mountains, meeting many friendly and generous locals and spent the next few months searching for our dream farm. In December 2019 we moved into our dream farm during Portugal's worst storm in a decade. We have had many trials and tribulations along the way and have documented them all in our Sunday weekly vlogs for our subscribers to enjoy.

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Moglie, madre, nonna, Paola Thaon di Revel ama i fiori e la natura. L'eredità è il suo background. È cresciuta in una famiglia dove la disciplina militare era un dato di fatto, così come la voglia di divertirsi. Sei sorelle e un fratello, in una grande villa chiamata “Cimena”, dove molti sono venuti in visita: da Umberto I, agli americani colti, ai vicini Bruni Tedeschi sulla stessa collina. Una vita dedicata al marito, Franco Reviglio e ai tre figli con tanti spostamenti e viaggi, in tutto il mondo. Oggi, i sette nipoti e la casa di campagna, regalano giornate intensamente soddisfacenti. Wife, mother, grandmother, Paola Thaon di Revel loves flowers and nature. Heritage is her background. She grew up in a family where military discipline was a given, as well as the desire to have fun. Six sisters and one brother, in a large villa called “Cimena”, and everyone came to visit: from Umberto I, to educated Americans, to the Bruni Tedeschi neighbours on the same hill. A life dedicated to her husband, Franco Reviglio and the three children with many moves and travels, all over the world. Today, the seven grandchildren and country house, make for intensely satisfying days.

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Die GLS Bank ist in Deutschland die Refernz für sozial und ökologisches Banking. Wer bei der GLS Bank Kunde ist, kann sich sicher sein, dass sein Geld dazu beiträgt die Zukunft zu gestalten, die wir uns alle wüsnchen. Investitionen gehen in eigens sehr strickt aufgelegte Fonds welche das 1.5°C Ziel bereits erfüllen. Keine Kinderarbeit, keine Waffen, kein Genforschung oder andere negativ Themen - sondern erneuerbare Energien, Soziales und Kultur, ökologische Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, nachhaltige Wirtschaft und weitere positiv beitragende Vorhaben werden ausschließlich unterstützt. Als Kunde bei der Bank trägt man dazu bei, dass ausschließlich diese positiven Projekte gefördert werden. Der strickte Zuspruch zu sozial und ökologischen Projekten wird bei allen Produkten, die ein Kunde von seiner Bank kennt (Baugredite, Firmenkredite, Altersovrsorge, Anlagen, Investitionen etc) unabweichlich eingehalten. Privatpersonen, Firmen und Vereine werden darüber hinaus aktiv unterstützt ihrn eigenen Impact zu verbessern. Die GLS Bank ist eine Universal-Bank, bei welcher man nahezu alle Finanzdienstleistungen in Anspruch nehmen kann - jedoch immer unter einer strickten sozial, ökologischen und nachhaltigen Perspektive. Die Bank ist überwiegend in Deutschland tätig. Es können alle Dienste online wahrgenommen werden und es gibt mehrere Filialen für den persönlichen Besuch. Desweiteren besticht die Bank durch Ihre Rechtsform, die Genossenschaft. Die mitgleiderbestimmte Gesellschaftsform ist darauf gegründet in Gemeinschaft einen gesellschaftlich positiven Beitrag zu leisten. Mit der GLS Bank gibt es keinen Bedarf mehr als Privatperson sowie Firma bei einer konventionellen Bank zu sein und indirekt Umweltvernichtende Projekte zu unterstützen. Die GLS Bank bietet den vollumassenden Banken-Service mit reinem und ehrlichem guten Gewissen. Klimaschutz kann so einfach sein: Werde jetzt Mitglied bei der GLS Bank. The GLS Bank is the reference for social and ecological banking in Germany. Anyone who is a customer of GLS Bank can be sure that their money will help shape the future that we all want. Investments are made in specially designed funds that already meet the 1.5 ° C target. No child labor, no weapons, no genetic research or other negative topics - only renewable energies, social affairs and culture, ecological agriculture, nutrition, sustainable economy and other positively contributing projects are exclusively supported. As a customer at the bank, you help ensure that only these positive projects are funded. The strict encouragement to social and ecological projects is inevitably complied with for all products that a customer knows from their bank (building loans, corporate loans, old-age provision, systems, investments, etc.). Private individuals, companies and associations are also actively supported to improve their own impact. The GLS Bank is a universal bank, where you can take advantage of almost all financial services - but always under a strict social, ecological and sustainable perspective. The bank operates predominantly in Germany. All services can be used online and there are several branches for personal visits. Furthermore, the bank impresses with its legal form, the cooperative. The member-determined form of society is based on making a socially positive contribution in community. With the GLS Bank, there is no longer any need to be a private person or company with a conventional bank and indirectly support environmentally damaging projects. GLS Bank offers the full banking service with a clear and honest good conscience. Climate protection can be so easy: become a member of GLS Bank now.

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Hans-Juergen Wiegand is a man who lives his work passions and family, with determination. A philanthropist, who has held important positions in the chemical and automotive world, in particular with Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz). He loves to travel, attaining knowledge and experience from different cultures. These experiences have shaped him, with a particular acumen in recognizing the best in human beings. Hans thrives on helping young people, to realize their dreams, as he has realized his own. Hans is an inspirational leader, with the competence to restructure and transform organizations. He is very flexible with people, and stands like a rock when it comes to principles. Whatever happens, he will always stay positive.

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Villaggio dell’accoglienza (Welcoming village) is the answer for everybody has had anguishing experiences and is forced to live at the margins of society. It is an educational space that through the testimony of given life and laboratory activities allows a path to rehabilitation and re-integration. Thanks to the wonderful area of Lunigiana that touches Liguria, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna they have developed activities connected to apiculture. Il Pungiglione have more than 1000 families of bees and hive products from organic agriculture (propolis, royal jelly, wax) and become a specialized pole able to provide complex services to farmers: wax factory for wax making and wax sheets, wood working that produce beekeeping equipment, consortium honey factory for all the activities connected to honey production and sale. In order to show the extraordinary Villaggio dell’Accoglienza social project Il Pungiglione offers to visitors a new hostel with restaurant and a educational farm agreement with Tuscany Region and many others authorities at national level. We work with respect for nature: all the production activities of the Village exploit alternative energy thanks to the photovoltaic system. Pungiglione’s products are organic, certified by Bioagricert authority. The jewel of the crown of the production is represented by Honey Dop of Lunigiana, the first in Italian honey that obtained the reward, the only one Bio-Dop&Supportive thanks to the great work and efforts led by Stefano Fenucci and his team. Boceda was a dynamite factory, abandoned for many years until our arrival. In 1999 the remaining site dedicated to industrial production was composed by some old precarious buildings suffocated by vegetation. We cleaned and restored the buildings. From that period Il Pungiglione assisted a bloom of social recovery, both human and environmental, that we hope to carry on in the future with strength and determination.

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