Biodiversity Friend® Beekeeping is a voluntary standard owned by the World Biodiversity Association. The Certification was specifically developed for European and Mediterranean beekeeping.
For the producer
For the consumer
The evaluation of the sustainability performance of the beekeeping company takes place through a documnt checklist and the direct verification in the apiary, in accordance with the basic principles of the “Carta di San Michele all’Adige”.
Based on its particular characteristics and needs, the company has the opportunity to choose between two paths to achieve levels of environmental, social and economic sustainability in line with the expectations of producers and consumers.
The founding principles are:
Biodiversity Friend® Beekeeping is a voluntary standard owned by the World Biodiversity Association.
Biodiversity Friend® Beekeeping guarantees the protection of biodiversity in beekeeping.
The Biodiversity Friend Beekeeping certification aims to:
Bees are on the decline, threatened by pesticides, habitat loss, monocultures, pests, diseases and climate change. If bees die, it is the environment, our food and agriculture that pays the price.
Honeybees do not only produce honey; a third of the food we consume and 75% of our main agricultural crops depend on their pollination.
Additionally, the bees play a fundamental role of preserving the ecological and landscape biodiversity of an environment.
A beekeeping, mainly and preferably sedentary, that favors the biology of the honey bee; in particular, a beekeeping that uses native bees, preferes natural honeycomb (also used in partial form) and mass selection. A beekeeping that enhances the honeys typical of a territory and that first of all considers the health of bees and the healthiness of all its products.