It will rise inside the park of Montecchio and will constitute a garrison for the protection and conservation of the native bee
San Marino Republic
| 15:37 – May 19, 2022
Everything is ready inside the park of Montecchio, in the Castle of San Marino Città, for the start of the work of the first Bioparco Beekeeping in the Republic of San Marino, a place dedicated to the knowledge and dissemination of issues related to biodiversity and the relationship virtuous between man and nature for the protection and conservation of the territory of the native bee of San Marino, or the Apis mellifera Ligustica.
The initiative, promoted by the Sammarinesi Beekeepers Cooperative in collaboration with the Terra di San Marino Consortium and the Soroptimist Single Club, avails itself of the technical advice of the expert Marco Valentini and the support of the Secretariat of State for the Territory and the Environment.
The works that will begin in the next few days will be handled by the Autonomous State Company for Public Works.
The objectives of the Bee Biopark are the development of the flora and fauna knowledge of the territory by the citizens and schoolchildren, the promotion of economic activities related to agriculture and “green tourism”, as well as the protection and conservation of the biodiversity of pollinating insects , never so in crisis have you come in recent years. The park will be a conservation area for the indigenous honey bee subspecies and therefore useful for the genetic conservation of San Marino bees. A common good, where wild pollinators will be able to multiply at will and help with general repopulation and increase biodiversity.
The route will be structured in such a way as to make visitors understand the long and exciting journey together that man and bee have had over the centuries. Ancient and recent structures for the breeding of bees will thus be admirable, passing from the Top Bar to the Arnie Warrè, from the Arnie Dadant to the rustic Bugno. By scanning a QR code with their smartphone, each visitor will be able to access the vital parameters of the hives and follow all the historical data.
Stefano Canti (Secretary of State for the Territory, Environment and Agriculture): “The construction of the Bee Biopark is the demonstration of the industriousness of the agricultural world and is possible thanks to the tireless work carried out by the Beekeepers Cooperative and the Land Consortium of San Marino together with the sensitivity and generosity of the Soroptimist Club San Marino.
It will be a place dedicated to the knowledge and dissemination of issues related to biodiversity and the virtuous relationship between man and nature. Themes that are central to the policies of all States and in particular to policies aimed at Sustainable Development.
The project has obtained the approval of both the Territorial Policies Commission and the Scientific Technical Committee and now the construction works of the Park will be started in synergy with the Autonomous State Company for Public Works. Soon the Republic of San Marino will have its area for the protection of the indigenous honey bee subspecies, this park will become a common good for all of us “