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ΥΠΟΥΡΓΕΙΟ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑΣ, ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ & ΘΡΗΣΚΕΥΜΑΤΩΝ 
ΠΕΡΙΦΕΡΕΙΑΚΗ Δ/ΝΣΗ Α/ΘΜΙΑΣ & Β/ΘΜΙΑΣ ΕΚΠ/ΣΗΣ ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗΣ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑΣ
Honey, food for Queens
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( Daily, two-day, three-day, four-day programme )

 

Approximately 2350 years ago the great philosopher Aristotle praised honey and its benefits for man. Nowadays, the bee-keepers of Arnaia continuing the tradition are utilizing Chalkidiki’s rich flora producing big quantities of honey and other bee-related products such as “mountovina” and royal jelly.

 

Through this programme students familiarize themselves with both the traditional and modern bee-keeping and the world of the bees.

Aims

The aims that this programme pursues are that the students:

  • acquire information regarding the social structure of bees, its rules and its principles
  • study the process of honey harvest and packaging as well as that of its other products
  • acquaint themselves with the bee’s products and their beneficial qualities
  • understand the nutritional value of honey
  • establish the important role of beekeeping in local economies
  • realize the substantial environmental contribution of the bee in nature for the preservation of self-sown flora and biodiversity

 

The programme entails:

  • theoretical briefing of student groups regarding the bee society through PowerPoint presentation
  • division of students in working groups
  • field study with a visit to an Institute of beekeeping, a beekeeper’s co-operative and an artisanship producing candles
  • briefing from subject experts on the process of harvesting, further processing and packaging of honey and biological bee-keeping
  • evidential action
  • collection, assessment and processing of data
  • preparing products made of honey
  • expression through plastic arts, presentation of group projects, programme evaluation
 
Ευρωπαϊκή Κάρτα Νέωνespa-2014-2020