Help with bees, honey and organic plantation in the Italian alps.

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    We have an organic farm settle high in the mountains (1700 m.). We work from April to October producing not a huge but an high quality range of fruits (raspberry, strawberry), honey and vegetables.
    We stand in Cogne (25 km from Aosta, 120 from Turin, 50 Km from Chamonix-MtBlanc ) in the middle of the highest peaks of the Alps.

    We have also more or less 150 hives ( beekeeping ) that we move around (following the flowering on different bee apiary) making different kind of honey (rododendrum, linden, dandelion/taraxacum, chestnut and mountain flower).
    With our products we do also jam but normally we prefer to sell them in a fresh way.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    The work is hard on the season but that could be even very different depend on the period. It will be: seeding and other gardening works, put the water, pick up fruits (july/ august), help in the workroom (for the post-production honey, jam ect...).
    For those who are not scared of bees:-), the work doesn't miss.
    The hardest work required is helping moving around hives on a different flowering (hives can be very heavy and we do this at night); and all the post-production, as far as putting honey in the jar.
    Ideally a person (man or a strong woman, cause the work on moving hives), (or a couple) who is happy to walk 1km to go to the nearest town and who enjoy the calm of the mountain.

    Minimum stay 3 weeks but we would prefer a longer stay of 1 month or more.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, French, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have not a house on the field so the lodgement will be a caravan (roulotte) or you have to bring with you a tent. Normally we will eat all together but the volunteer have to be ready to stay alone and cooking by himself for some days. Every max 10 days there is possibility to stay at home and taking a shower and recharge electrical equipment. Children up to five years are allowed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is the possibility to do long walks between meadows inside and outside of our land. You can see beautiful beast like ibex, chamois, eagles, marmot etc.. and in the near Natural Park of Gran Paradiso you can do trekking, hiking, climbing, paragliding ecc..

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5











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