Bee Camino | Take an action to spread pollination – Define the future of nature – Help pollination Impact hotels

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Why Bee Camino?

Could you imagine that bees and honey are mentioned 21 times in the Bible? Honey has always been a symbol of abundance and God’s blessings.
“And he put forth the end of the rod and dipped it in the honeycomb. And he carried his hand to his mouth, and his eyes were enlightened. (1 Sam 14: 27)” And God saw that it was good. Recognise and acknowledge flowers and their pollinators.

Bees are a symbol of the forces of good over evil. In the story of Samson killing a lion on his way to Timnah, bees and honey appear in the slain carcass of a lion. By inhabiting the lion, bees signify that with the defeat of wickedness comes the sweetness of grace.

“Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah, and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so he tore him as one tear of a young goat though he had nothing in his hand… When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion. So he scraped the honey into his hands and ate as he went. ( Judges 14.5-9).”

Laudato Si’: “Laudato Si’ – on care for our common home”, published by Pope Francis in 2015, emphasises that this planet is a home we share with all other creatures. It calls us to “hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”.

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combatting poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature”. LS 139

“Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or a mere setting in which we live. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it.” LS 139.

Laudato Si asks all of us to make an ecological conversion both at a personal and at, a social and community level to protect the whole of creation.
Laudato Si’ closing prayer for our earth: Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognise that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
How can you master the Art of Small Steps?
Give a sermon on the joy of creation. Consider Genesis 1:11-12. Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.
Have a celebration. Break ground in your garden. Talk about healthy gardening practices and the benefits of locally produced foods.
Suggest to your congregants a reduction in pesticide use and ideas for substituting flowerbeds and native grasses for lawns. Enjoy the wonders of creation!

“Small things can drive big changes in our world. In the case of pollinators, these small insects will define the future of nature and long-term food security,”

says Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries.

Take part in an environmental approach combining corporate identity, biodiversity, and health

Sponsoring pollinator hotels allows you to participate in the protection of solitary pollinators (bees, bats, ants, beetles, birds, and butterflies) that move pollen from male flowers to female flowers to fertilize and aid in growth 

Why get a pollinator hotel?

You are sensitive to environmental issues and do you want to take concrete action? Here is why getting a pollinator hotel is made for you…

For the environment

Hosting one or more pollinator hotels means taking concrete action to support pollinating insects and our environment. You are sensitive to the protection of pollinators and more generally, you are committed to the protection of biodiversity. We also prefer recyclable materials such as glass jars, cardboard, and recycled labels.

For the social and economic impact

The sponsored pollinator hotels are manufactured in adapted workshops, thus promoting the employment of disabled people or people who have difficulty entering the job market.

For your company’s communication

The bee has a very positive image and your company will become (more) « eco-responsible ». The sympathy that everyone has for pollinators gives you a communication bonus.

Your buildings and green spaces certified

By hosting pollinator hotels, you can obtain certifications such as HQE or Ecocert.

For the corporate spirit

Your teams are made aware of environmental issues. This strengthens the spirit of belonging to the company.

You become a player in the protection of biodiversity!

Expertise :

Not a single bee has ever sent you an invoice…most of what comes to us from nature is free. Because it is not invoiced, because it is not priced, because it is not traded in markets, we tend to ignore it.

Pavan Sukhdev

United Nations Report – The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity`

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