Honey making, my well-being therapy

Honey making, my well-being therapy

Some of you may already know that we are beekeepers in my family and we make honey.

We’ve been doing it ever since I can remember, actually it goes back a few generations.

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I grew up surrounded by bees and I was never scared of them, because they are beautiful, hardworking insects and we are not as important to them as they are to us, and they don’t have time to waste with us. They sting only if their life or their queen is endangered. If a bee come close to you, please, don’t try to kill it! It will just fly around you looking for some juicy pollen, and when it will realise you are a tasteless, boring human being, it will just leave. Bees dramatically decreased in populations in the past few years, but we desperately need bees on our beautiful planet.

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The process of making honey is fascinating, if you don’t mind a bunch of bees buzzing around you constantly. I know it has became fashionable lately, because of the increased awareness of people toward organic, local food. I love spending Sundays with my family making honey, getting my hands sticky and just breathing that heavenly perfume. I find it relaxing.

My dad is finally retiring now and he will have more time to dedicate to beekeeping, so I am helping him with social network and just letting all our friends know about this small family business 🙂

The smell of honey reminds me of home.

Happy Monday!

xx

Gloria

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Brazil’s School Gardens Project

Brazil’s School Gardens Project

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I wanted to share with you an article that I translated and that has been published a couple of days ago. I translated it into Italian, but I’ll post the link to the original one (in English) as well.

This article is very interesting and it’s about the School Garden Project that started 5 years ago in Brazil, with the purpose of teaching students where the food comes from and to help them build better habits through an healthy diet.

Kids are busy digging and looking after the school gardens all year and when the vegetables are ready, they are used in the school meals. How great is that? Children are learning so many skills, and they are taking these at home. Researches have shown that they are influencing the way their families eat. They try vegetables at school and they love them. And they want to eat them at home, too.

I think there should be more projects like this everywhere, and I’m so glad to see that there are teachers out there so passionate about their job! This is the link to the Italian article and this is the one to the English one. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Gloria