Beekeeping: Way to boost biodiversity and halt rural decline in Spain

Euractiv | Oct 23, 2020 at 9:44 AM
  • More and more city dwellers in Spain are looking for ecological and sustainable alternatives to city life, to reconnect with nature and escape from polluted urban environments and unhealthy crowded spaces, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus.
  • Miguel Ángel Casado, an enthusiastic beekeeping expert, took it upon himself to streamline the process, which promotes sustainability and biodiversity, helps keep small villages and regions from emptying out and creates jobs at the local level.
  • Casado, the former president of the Spanish Association of Beekeepers and the Association of Beekeepers of the central Alcarria region, does this together with a group of teachers from the Sierra de la Virgen Vocational Training Institute in Illueca, a town of 3,000 people in the Aragonese region of El Aranda.