Bees For Peace – Peace & peaceful

Bees project for family resilience-economic-social sturdiness and for the peace the bees and the world:
The Bees For Peace project deals with saving the bee population in the world by building bridges between people and communities, between nations and religions, between different people who wouldn’t meet otherwise and maybe even hostile to each other and live in conflict zones.

The project is intended for women and contributes significantly to female empowering and their place in the family and society and through this to overall social change.

The “Bees for peace” project is aimed to teach us about the bees’ harmonious and wondrous way of living, and to inspire us to adopt their approach and behavioral patterns into our own life. Anyone who comes in contact with the bee is charmed.

The bees produce abundance and healing in the world and all their products are products of health and medicine.

This great ability is enabled thanks to the bees’ perfect cooperation, which creates harmony amongst themselves and their surroundings. When people learn to work for the bees’ welfare, much sensitivity and gentleness is developed, and that could translate into our daily life. In this way the bees teach us to act for society, to live in co-existence, let go of stigmas, and help us get closer to ourselves, others, the land and the world.

Yossi initiated “Bees for peace” in order to join hearts and create cooperation between Christians, Muslims and Jews, Palestinians, Israelis and Jordanians. The initiative helps build bridges through the bio-dynamic bee keeping method in multiple constellations – amongst kids in schools, through courses and activities for adults coming from different sectors and cultures and in diverse joint initiatives. The project emphasizes empowerment of women from “traditional houses” (whether Muslim, Ultra-religious Jewish or other disempowered populations), who usually don’t go out to work.

Bees for Peace programs:

So far, over 300 women and families have benefited from the project in a variety of activities

  • Marj Ibn Amer Almond project in the Yizrael valley trained Israeli and Palestinian women to grow bees by the bio-dynamic method, in order to increase the number of bee hives in the area, to enhance the women’s involvement in the almond agriculture and to increase the almond yield, especially in light of the decreasing numbers of bees in the area and in the world.
    The project was carried out by the El-Hukayer organization which is an NGO for socio-economic development within the Palestinian society in Israel.
  • The Honey Women of the Galilee with the women of the village of Arab El Armasha and the women Kibbutz Adamit.
  • The Honey Women of the Galilee with the women of the village of A-Sheikh Danon and the women of Khalil
  • The honey women of the Tzipori stream basin with the women of the villages of Zarzir, Raina, Nahalel, Tabash, Nazareth, Manof, Mashhad and Ein Mahal.
  • The honey women of the Sindiana of the Galilee from the villages – Umm al-Fahm, Baka al-Gharbia, Barta’a, Kfar Qara and Zemar.
  • “Tlmei Achva” – An educational agricultural farm in the city of Lod, for Muslim-Jewish kids and teenagers, secular and religious, where they work and grow bees together.
  • Urban farming project in the city center of Jerusalem.
  • Bio-dynamic beekeeping course at Ecome center and near the city of Jericho. For students from Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, Israel, the countries of the Persian Gulf and from Europe.
  • Empowering women from the community emigrating from Ethiopia through beekeeping and building traditional Ethiopian beehives.
  • The Honey Women Project of East Jerusalem where we taught more than 130 women to keep bees in homes and on rooftops. A project that resulted in the development and founding of the Sincilla organization
  • The project to save the bees of the volunteer association Magen Dvorim Adom. The Israeli association for the. protection and preservation of bees.