Welcome! This initiative takes down barriers of time, resources and knowledge that individuals face when they want to get involved in beekeeping. Located in public urban spaces, the project also raises awareness and educates on honeybees, pollinators and biodiversity. We have hosted many open events around the different beekeeping activities, as well as organized lectures, workshops, and collaborations with schools from the region. So far, we have a successful project running on one location, Lund, Sweden, since 2018. We would love to see the concept implemented in other places!
- Mathieu Mal, Co-founder
Bees are a critical part of our eco system - without them there is no pollination and without pollination there is no food. Bee The Change is a collaboration between ABC Lund and HU that gives people an opportunity to learn about pollination and actively be part of the solution as bee keepers. In the last 3 years over 150 people have joined our project attending courses, wo...
Bees are a critical part of our eco system - without them there is no pollination and without pollination there is no food. Bee The Change is a collaboration between ABC Lund and HU that gives people an opportunity to learn about pollination and actively be part of the solution as bee keepers. In the last 3 years over 150 people have joined our project attending courses, workshops, honey harvests, honey jarring events and more - some have even gone on to set up hives in their own gardens, workplaces, community allotments and small holdings. Our team of 5 includes Jill, Jack, Karen and Katrina - experts in pollination and beekeeping. We finance the project with X and through the sale of our delicious organic honey.
Learn basic beekeeping skills such as how to take care of a bee colony and harvest honey
Learn about importance of bees and other pollinators as well as the issues they face
Open to all members of the community - both students and locals
In collaboration with an experienced beekeeper to facilitate learning
No previous knowledge of beekeeping needed
Honey can be sold to help cover costs
Side events organised to raise awareness and use left over materials (ie. wax, making bees wax wraps)
I wanted to keep bees for a long time but don't have a large garden so assumed bee keeping was not for me. Bee The Change has completely changed that assumption and I am now an active member of my local community garden and bee hive. I was aware of the serious decline in our bee population before I joined Bee The Change and as sobering as the situation is, and it is very sobering, I feel that I am taking action and being part of the solution rather than waiting for someone else to sort out the problem. Sharing honey I harvested with friends and family is a great way of starting conversations about sustainability and the urgent need for everyone to play their part in living more sustainably.
- Karen O'Donohoe
How to get involved
The course take 2 hours per week for 8 weeks. Checking the hives and maintaining them is a weekly responsibility to keep the health of the queen and her hive - approx 1 hour per week. Harvest time happens X times a year and depending on the number of hives etc. will take Y hours to harvest and jar the honey.