Bee Sanctuaries

Green spaces or land, which implement pollinator-friendly ecological practices and contribute to the sustainability and health of the ecosystem, are awarded the title Bee Sanctuaries.

In a Bee Sanctuary, it is not necessary to keep farmed Bees. Through group activities such as awareness raising, educational talks, walks, citizen science initiatives, highlighting of excellent initiatives, dissemination of good practices, and more, Bee Sanctuaries connect individuals, communities and entities, inspire, generate new knowledge about the ecosystem and cultivate a shared awareness of our responsibility towards the environment.

In a bee farm - Sanctuary, as in nature, Bee colonies are not stressed, since the goal is not intensive exploitation or frequent transport of hives to chase nectar flows.

If you are interested in joining the Bee Santuary network or supporting the action, please contact us.

Stamata Sanctuary, Attica

Location: Private property

In the wonderful Kokotos estate, open to visitors, in a natural landscape as a background and among organically grown vines, a chicken coop, a vegetable garden and a forest section, there is a Bee farm, which has received a Bee Sanctuary Certificate from Beelosophy. The free life of Bees and other pollinators reverently follows the rhythms of nature. Kokotos Estate applies sustainable management and does not use pesticides or herbicides. Bees are kept treatment free, freely build their own wax, choose their own queens and number of drones, swarm whenever they want, and enjoy a natural diet. The Sanctuary also hosts bees rescued from swarms. Sometimes bee colonies are donated to good hosts.