A unique park in Greece dedicated to honeybees... is waiting for you to explore it!
Our park would not become reality without the high awareness social profile of ANEL.
Our park would not become reality without the high awareness social profile of ANEL company. ANEL is in the field of beekeeping since 1968. It has been awarded in the international conference APIMODIA 2 times. It is the largest Greek and within four largest European manufacturers of beekeeping equipment. Having a particular high environmental awareness, the company had the will to disseminate knowledge of beekeeping and organized many seminars, most of them free, on beekeeping for beginners and advanced, queen raising, apitherapy, bee diseases, cosmetics and soaps.
We decided to spread the knowledge about the importance of bees and beekeeping to the general public in order to raise awareness about their importance. So we built the unique Park in Greece dedicated to the bee!
“Sowing” the change
We live in times of great change and we sometimes feel “small” in front of the majesty of nature and the things she offers to us through her complexity. Like the life of the bee, this “magic” insect.
Our first idea was to build a park by a list of plants that we use in our everyday life which would not existed without bee “legs”. The list grew and grew until he realized that it is almost infinite! It was practically impossible to build a park with all these plants. So we thought it in reverse and we made a list of plants for “happy bees”: plants full of pollen and nectar. So we did a park with gift-plants for the honeybee.
Why focus on this?
Our park tries to answer some basic questions about nature, man and balances. We investigate and ask ourselves: what are we doing wrong and what is right? What would we do to fix it and bring change? Plus, we have some negative attitudes towards the environment. Pollution, monocultures, pesticides, hybrids and / or genetically modified plants, and reclamation and deforestation, the hits are multiple against honeybees and other pollinators. We are not talking about a mere insect, the bee, but the one which determines if 1/3 of food is going to be daily at our table.
Having our garden with “vivid” colonies, we decided to give them a gift with beekeeping plants. We installed an irrigation system to prevent flooding. Thinking always “what bees want”, we used as much as possible materials and structures recognized by them and feel like home: honeycombs, cells, baskets, wood and stone decorate the space. Nature teaches us to use what is available and how it is properly used.