Bee You!

Project name: BEE YOU

Lead organisation: Blackburne House Education

Project partners: The School for Social Entrepreneurs North West part of the Blackburne House Group; Symbiont Consulting who will be an environmental partner, Merseyside based Social Landlords.

Project summary:   

The BEE YOU Project will engage with 600 young people over five years to support the decline in the local honey bee population and learn how to become and think like a Social Entrepreneur.

Based on extensive delivery experience Blackburne House Education and the School for Social Entrepreneurs North West have designed a targeted15 week programme (1 day per week) to train young people in the art of Beekeeping along with an enterprise element to support their desire to set up community based enterprises to take honey and bi-products to market.

Project outcomes: 

  • 600 young people will achieve a nationally recognised beekeeper qualification
  • Increased confidence and wellbeing
  • Increase in the local honey bee population
  • Availability of locally sourced honey and bi-products
  • An increased understanding of what is takes to be a social entrepreneur and a number of other project visits
  • An increase in young people setting up community enterprises and taking products to market or gaining employment in the environmental sector
  • Improvement to local neighbourhood green spaces and biodiversity
  • Design and develop a higher level beekeeper qualification with an emphasis on co-design and co-production.

Primary counties working in: Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire

Website: Blackburne House

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