Bee Conservation in Bali

Program Overview
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Introduction

Bali may have made its name as one of the most-desired tourist destinations in the world, with bustling streets and vibrant nightlife. But in the heart of it, it remains abundant with tranquility and natural beauty, which also houses some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems.  It is a little-known fact, however, that honey bees hold such a vital part in the environment’s sustainability. Take the road less traveled and find out about all the wondrous ways you can learn from nature; you’d be surprised by how much nature can give back.

Program Overview

Upon learning that the decline of honey bee population does not only threaten the bee products, but also countless food products worldwide, something had to be done. To conserve the honey bee population, we work in partnership with a local organization and local farmers who ensures that the bees are thriving in their ideal natural environment.The program strives to empower farmers in the importance of their role as beekeepers in the bigger picture, as well as facilitate them in the variety of ways of processing the products to improve their welfare.The effort to educate extends beyond the local community and are also aimed towards the public, in order to raise awareness about how important it is to take great care of little creatures in our planet, because they might just be the ones that matter the most.Ultimately, the program aims to preserve the environment and educate the local communities in the ways that they can contribute to the global issue, as well as the benefits they get in return. Join us and be the little guys’ hero; save the bees, save the world!

Project Details

Whether you have prior experience in environmental conservation or are simply keen on making a change for the better, we would be pleased to have you on board!  You will learn how to care for these remarkable creatures firsthand from experienced farmers.  You will also be helping in public and social media engagements, learn to do product advertising and packaging, and help around with administrative duties.  You will have the opportunity to witness firsthand how traditional beehives are being installed, managed and harvested.
(Please note that due to the nature of this program, health and safety precautions need to be taken into account upon volunteers’ participation.)

Highlights of the activities during the project:
  • Help with the setup and the development of the West Bali Plan Bee Center
  • Learn to draft a project plan with the organization
  • Help to manage the crowd funding campaign
  • Work with local communities to spread the words about the importance of the honey bees.
  • Help to develop training support tools for farmers
  • Help with public and social media engagement
Project work generally runs Monday to Friday with weekends providing time to relax and explore the local area



Program Details

Program Type
Volunteering

Location
Indonesia

Program for an individual or for a group
Indvidual

Program highlights
  • Gaining newfound insights and appreciation for bees and the environment

  • Opportunity to learn generations-old, authentic beekeeping skills

  • Experience working in and with nature

  • Engaging with the local communities and the public on such an overlooked global issue

  • A chance to take in the idyllic, untouched natural beauty of Balinese countryside

Volunteering Fields
Agriculture,Animal,Community Development,Environment

Instructional hours per week
40 hrs

Working days per week
5 days
Educational Requirements
Knowledge in project management, micro business, community empowerment and social media marketing would be an advantage.

Language details
You will be expected to speak in English. Ability to speak Bahasa Indonesia will be an advantage, though you are not required to be able to speak Bahasa. You will learn some basic Bahasa Indonesia once arrived in Indonesia.

Soft skills and other requirements
Community engagement skills, interpersonal skills, open minded.
Housing Type
Host Family

Meals included
3 per day

Housing / meals details
Meals (breakfast and dinner) will be provided by the host family. Lunch during weekdays will be provided at the project site. A typical Indonesian meal consists of steamed rice and one or two main dishes made of fish, meat, chicken or vegetables.
Social Life
Bali is never short of attractions and excitements. This exotic island of the gods is abundant with its vibrant culture. Its traditions are woven seamlessly into their daily lives, and there is so much to learn just from interacting and spending time with the locals. Its colorful history and local mythology are portrayed in their arts and souvenirs, which are up for grabs in the local markets. When you’re looking to unwind, head over to one of its sprawling beaches or lush forests for a serenity unlike any other.

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