Bees Education Centre Chlebovice
Description: The workcamp takes place in a small village of Chlebovice in cooperation with a local branch of the Czech Association of Beekeepers which is focused on beekeeping and is also very active in organizing public events and environmental education activities for youth. They also host summer camps for children, take care of a unique museum of beekeeping and offer excursions to tourists. The Association runs The Bees Education Centre (a renovated historical building with a nice project garden and apiary). This year s workcamp will be the 4th. The goal will be to help with the renovation of the Bees Education Centre and organization of an event for public and a fun day for children.See photos from the 2017 workcamp: http://fmvcelari.rajce.idnes.cz/2.-18.7.2017_Mezinarodni_workcamp/
Type of Work: Volunteers will take part in two types of activities: maintenance and educational. Maintenance activities at the Bees Education Centre include cleaning and maintenance of exhibits in the museum, painting of rooms or fences, reparations, gardening. Volunteers will help with the preparation and organization of an event for public which will introduce the workcamp to the locals and they will also organize a fun day for children. Please bring working clothes that can get dirty.Study part: Presentation of the activities of the Bees Education Centre, getting to know beekeeper s work (introduction to the acquisition of bee products and their impact on human health, work in colonies), excursion to the beekeeper s farm, excursion to the brewery, participation in a culture event in the village.
Accommodation: In 2 rooms at the facilities of the local fire station (200 m away from the museum of beekeeping). There is a bathroom. Showers are in the sport area (5 min walking). Beds with mattresses will be provided but you need to bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will prepare their own breakfast and dinner as a group in a kitchen at the fire station. Volunteers will prepare lunch in teams in the kitchen in the Bee Centre. During the Meeting of Young Beekeepers lunch will be prepared by the hosting organization. Please bring your own national recipes to share with others.
Requirements: This workcamp is perfect for volunteers interested in the topic of bees and anyone who enjoy working with youth. Allergies notice: in the workcamp site there are several beehives so the workcamp is not suitable for volunteers that are allergic to bee stings.
Approximate Location: Chlebovice (800 inhabitants), Northern Moravia. The village itself is located 3km away from the city of Frydek-Mistek (60 000 inhabitants) and 25km from Ostrava (3rd biggest city in the country) which is known for its museums of hard industry and mining industry. The region is also famous for the Beskydy MountainsLeisure time: Diverse free-time activities are planned that include trips, workshops and others. Volunteers can make a trip to Pustevny (mountains), observation tower Panorama, Hukvaldy Castle, Frydek Castle, or go to the Tarzanie outdoor centre. There is a possibility to use the local sports area.