Bee and Organic Farm

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Bee Farm - Andes Ecuador

The Hacienda is located at the foothills of the mountain El Corazon. This is a perfect location for volunteers interested in hiking and mountain climbing because you can arrange weekend trips to climb the many surrounding mountains and volcanoes. This will help you get acclimatized to eventually climb Cotopaxi with little trouble!

The project is on the Hacienda of the Foundation with a focus on sustainable agriculture, with a special focus on bee-keeping. In addition they are developing tourism related to agriculture and education on sustainability.

Range of tasks:
  • Beekeeping is one of the primary activities of the farm so volunteers can lend a hand with all aspects of the apiary
  • Education about composting and the elimination of garbage and basic permaculture concepts
  • Work at the local school to teach English, physical education or other necessary subjects. THIS TASK IS OPTIONAL ONLY
  • Volunteers can help with the daily activities of the hacienda, such as taking care of the animals. Especially dogs, gardening, and maintenance.
  • Volunteers could conduct investigations of the local plants and insects, using techniques in monitoring and evaluating the land, as well as use this space for one’s own investigations
  • Maintenance of trails and trees and work in the garden
  • Daily work such as cooking, cleaning, community tasks that you are not exempt!
  • Harvest of honey in a season and care and maintenance of apiaries and the interpretation center
  • Packing and development of derivatives and souvenirs
  • Pet care: dogs
Time commitment:
Two weeks minimum, longer preferred
spanish level:
Basic to low intermediate at least
Work schedule:
The tasks are rotated among the volunteers, which include creating trails in the forest, working with the bees (collecting honey in the summer)
Accommodation is available in shared volunteer lodgings and the cost depends upon length of stay.
Skills required:
Accepted donations:
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