Volunteer with bees in Ales, Sardinia.

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    In 1977 I inherited and have run this traditional bee farm which was started in 1917 by my maternal grandmother who introduced moveable beehives (one of the first to do so in Sardegna). I have three apiaries in the countryside and the wildflowers and rare endemic plants of this area make it an ideal place to keep bees. The area of Monte Arci, near the west coast of Sardinia, is of the highest quality environmentally and historically. It is part of Parco Geominerario della Sardegna and is poised to become the first natural park on the island. As an environmentally friendly activity our beekeeping is of the highest standard. I work the hives and farm organically (certified) and my ‘Mieleria’, powered by a photovoltaic system is built in the traditional clay bricks used in Sardinia. In addition to the bees, we have, distributed in several plots around the farm, an orchard consisting mainly of olive, apple, almond and pear trees.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Ongoing projects are related to the management of apiaries, to the care of
    our orchard and synergic vegetable garden, cultural activities with the NGO
    Terra Noba.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian and some English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I can only accommodate one person at a time, in the Mieleria.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since September 2012 there has been a library in the Mieleria which
    includes, books on beekeeping, sustainable architecture, renewable energy,
    the environment, perm culture, organic farming, alternative medicine,
    ecotourism, natural cosmetics, nutrition, natural fabrics & critical
    consumption.

    The library is supported by the NGO Terra Noba which is very
    active in culture and education. The length of stay is to be determined
    each time, but not less than 15 days and in close relation with the
    activities and the bees (planting, pruning, harvesting, etc.). The organic
    meals tend to be vegetarian.

    The Mieleria is 500 meters from Ales, easily accessible on foot or by bike
    - which we can lend you. The town is well connected by buses and is 17 km
    from the nearest railway station in Uras. The territory around Ales is rich
    in cultural and environmental heritage, with routes of great beauty on the
    Monte Arci and Clara. The country has an intense cultural life and
    "worldly" thanks to the work of many associations.

    Ales has, among other things, an extraordinary museum of sacred art, a museum of traditional toy, a beautiful modern square and a library dedicated to Antonio Gramsci.
    Oristano, the provincial capital, is 43 km away, while the nearest beach of
    Arborea is just 36 km.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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