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Introduction:

Bali may have made its name as one of the most-desired tourist destinations in the world, with bustling streets and vibrant nightlife. But in the heart of it, it remains abundant with tranquility and natural beauty, which also houses some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems.  It is a little-known fact, however, that honey bees hold such a vital part in the environment’s sustainability. Take the road less traveled and find out about all the wondrous ways you can learn from nature; you’d be surprised by how much nature can give back.

Programme Overview:

Upon learning that the decline of honey bee population does not only threaten the bee products, but also countless food products worldwide, something had to be done. To conserve the honey bee population, we work in partnership with a local organisation and local farmers who ensure that the bees are thriving in their ideal natural environment.

The programme strives to empower farmers in the importance of their role as beekeepers in the bigger picture, as well as aiding them in the variety of ways of processing the products to improve their welfare.

The effort to educate extends beyond the local community and is also aimed towards the public,  to raise awareness about how important it is to take great care of little creatures in our planet, because they might just be the ones that matter the most.

Ultimately, the programme aims to preserve the environment and educate the local communities in the ways that they can contribute to the global issue, as well as the benefits they receive in return. Join us and be the little guys’ hero; save the bees, save the world!

Project Details

Whether you have prior experience in environmental conservation or are simply keen on making a change for the better, we would be pleased to have you on board!  You will learn how to care for these remarkable creatures firsthand from experienced farmers.  You will also be helping in public and social media engagements, learn to do product advertising and packaging, and help around with administrative duties.  You will have the opportunity to witness firsthand how traditional beehives are installed, managed and harvested.

(Please note that due to the nature of this programme, health and safety precautions need to be taken into account upon your participation.)

Highlights of the activities during the project:

  • Help with the setup and the development of the West Bali Plan Bee Centre
  • Learn to draft a project plan with the organisation
  • Help to manage the crowd funding campaign
  • Work with local communities to spread the words about the importance of the honey bees
  • Develop training support tools for farmers
  • Support public and social media engagement

Project work generally runs Monday to Friday with weekends providing time to relax and explore the local area.

The team at AFS Indonesia are looking forward to discussing the programmes with you and can be reached on 0207 097 4705 between 8am and 3pm.

Alternatively apply now and we’ll call you back.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
    Individual
  • Program highlights
    • Gaining newfound insights and appreciation for bees and the environment
    • Learning generations-old, authentic beekeeping skills
    • Engaging with the local communities and the public on an overlooked, but important global issue
    • Experience the idyllic, untouched natural beauty of Balinese countryside

What's included in your experience

  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Worldwide Presence
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Project Materials

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vaccinations