APICOLA BRULL CASANOVA SCCL- as the producers and manufacturers of Avi Lluís honey within the Terres de l’Ebre Biosphere Reserve, we have obtained the certification for given activity.
Since the spring of 2016, we have been labeling our products produced within the Reserve, with the Biosphere Reserve (RBTE) label- an internationally recognized award, granted by UNESCO, in Terres de l’Ebre. This award allows us to fully recognize our products, guaranteeing that they have been created with a commitment to quality, and with respect for the natural environment of our territory.
Produced in the Ribera d’Ebre and Baix Ebre regions
Produced in the Montsià region
Produced in the region of Ribera d’Ebre
REGULATION OF THE BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Products from beekeeping whose production is certified by the Catalan Council of Organic Agricultural Production (CCPAE) will be eligible for the use of the brand. Products that, without being in the above cases, meet the following requirements may also use the brand:
- Be obtained on farms domiciled within the RBTE area and its area of influence, classified and packaged within the area itself for marketing.
- Moths must be located in settlements or sites within the area of the Biosphere Reserve area and its area of influence for a minimum of 7 months of the year.
- They must be packed in suitable containers, with a maximum capacity of 2 kg.
- The packaging or packaging for marketing must be done by an industrialist in the sector or by a farm that is in the mode of local sales for this activity and handle only its own harvest.
- Use native-breed queens and swarms, with a corresponding certificate of origin.
1. Improving supply
- Organize, execute and / or participate in dissemination and training activities to publicize their own activity and their relationship with the RBTE.
- Participate in fairs and events to promote the sector inside and outside the scope of the RBTE, in order to project the image and values of the Biosphere Reserve.
- Disseminate within the company or activity the image and values of the Terres de l’Ebre Biosphere Reserve brand.
2. Environmental improvements
- Organize, participate and / or collaborate in actions to preserve the natural, landscape and cultural values, using the instruments of land stewardship.
- Monitor the energy and water consumption of the establishment and / or vehicles following the excel template that will be provided and propose improvements to save on this consumption.
- Encourage energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in accredited activities, with methodologies that can prove it.
- Participate in actions and campaigns in favor of the conservation of the territory’s biodiversity (reforestation, beach cleaning, etc.).
- Have waste management systems that encourage recovery and recycling.
- Involve customers, partners, producers… in environmental management through posters, information materials, talks…
- Host talks, workshops, environmental training days (within the scope of action) in schools, neighborhood associations…
3. Social and local development improvements
- Promote and / or participate in artistic, cultural, sports sponsorship activities…
- To promote the sectorial and intersectoral associationism of user activities of the brand.
- Organize, participate and / or collaborate on projects of interest and social responsibility.
- Hire staff with special needs: long-term unemployed, unemployed young people, people with disabilities…
- Establish collaboration agreements with schools or universities and research centers in the territory to promote and / or facilitate work related to the Biosphere Reserve.
- Host talks, workshops, sectoral training days linked to the Biosphere Reserve in schools, neighborhood associations…
- Establish public-private partnerships to encourage and promote social events and traditions of the territory: festivals, tourist days, history, traditions…
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
THE PLANET NEEDS BEES.
HELP US PROTECT THEM!
“If the bee disappeared from the planet, humanity would only have 4 years of life left: without bees, there is no pollination, no grass, no animals, no human beings.”
/ Attributed to Albert Einstein /
THE WORLD OF BEES. OUR WORLD.
Our planet is imperfect, but diverse. Diversity is a treasure. Our treasure.
Bees, as pollinators traveling from flower to flower carrying pollen, play a fundamental role in the pollination between plants, shrubs and trees. In this way, bees help us preserve biodiversity, and the planet.
Pollinators have existed for 110 million years, as found in amber.
16% of the world’s flowering plants are pollinated by bees.
75% of the flowering plants we grow (vegetables and fruits) are pollinated by bees.
Of the 20,000 species of bees, only 7 produce honey.
A honey bee visits 7,000 flowers a day.
1 kg of honey = 4 million flowers visited = circumnavigation of the globe 4 times
Climate change: imbalances and changes in the ecosystem.
Pollution: Air pollution and the use of chemicals on crops.
Deforestation and changes in the environment: Changes in the ecosystem, such as urbanization and deforestation, affect the diversity of plants and trees.
Changes in crops: monocultures and intensive farming, with the use of fertilizers and herbicides.
WHAT WE CAN DO
Create environments for a variety of native plants to grow, such as: Rosemary, thyme, lavender, sage, coriander, fennel, geranium, sunflower, calendula, poppy…
Grow plants that bloom in different seasons: There are bees that work almost all year round (except winter), and for this reason, it is favorable that they always have flowers for pollination within their reach.
Reduce chemical use: Use natural products as fertilizers.
Buy honey and honey products: If you buy honey, you support the work of beekeepers and thus ensure that the region stays alive and diverse thanks to the bees.