What can we learn from the cooperative world of bees?

TEAM BUILDING DESCRIPTION

In this team building you will visit a bee conservation and honey production farm that was created to employ people with mental functional diversity. These employees help take care of the bees and are also co-tour guides for the visitors. During the visit, the participants will reflect on similarities between the organization of the bees’ colony and the company’s organization; this will contribute to your company’s strategic reflections.

After visiting the honeycomb panels, you will eat a delicious paella dish and you will taste different honeys. The bee farm is 40 minutes away from Barcelona where you can enjoy awesome views of the Mediterranean sea.

  • Learn about how bees organize themselves.
  • Find out about bee biology, assess their pollinating function which maintains biodiversity, learn how honey, pollen, wax, and propolis are made and what their properties are.
  • Find out about the history of beekeeping
  • Take honey out of the hives (from May to September)
  • Get to know about the diversity of native Mediterranean flora.
  • Find out how people with mental functional diversity become integrated through social work placement.

Additional options:

  • Make candles from the wax.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the bee project and do corporate volunteering.

Min-max 10-50 ppl

5 hours

All year round, except August, Christmas and Easter holidays.

Bees like warm weather. You can do this experience from November to February, however there is no contact with the bees.

Catalan, Spanish, and English. Other languages ​are possible with a translator. English and other foreign languages subject to a surcharge of  19%.

From 79€/pp + VAT.

Price includes:

  • Bee experience.
  • Vegetarian paella menu.
  • Photos and short video.
  • Communication of your sustainable and CSR action on @greeneventsbcn social networks.
  • Certificate of having carried out a sustainable team building in Barcelona.
  • English foreign language surcharge.

Price does not include transport. Private transport can be arranged upon request.

  • Additional option: 2 hour workshop to think on your organizational strategies based on the analogy of bee organization patterns: 590€ extra. If your company is Spanish, training could be subject to discount.
  • Greenhouse gas calculation and compensation.
  • Lunch: instead of vegetarian paella, you can have chicken or seafood paella. Additional price pp: 9€.

Doing this Team building you will contribute to the following SDGs:

SUSTAINABILITY,

POSITIVE SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACT

This activity deepens knowledge and respect for the environment.

The farm is managed using social and supportive economy criteria: they use ethical banking, efficient use of resources, as well as participatory and transparent organizational structures. Work-life balance is promoted.

The food products are, when possible, KM0 and ecologically friendly.

We use biodegradable or reusable tableware.

MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM WITH SUSTAINABLE AND SUPPORTIVE TEAM BUILDING EXPERIENCES,

What do We do?

Greenevents is a social economy entrepreneurship that designs and organizes Social and Ecological Positive Impact Team building, Corporate Volunteering, and In Company Corporate Social Responsible (CSR) Activities in and around Barcelona.

We understand Sustainability as a participatory process to build an equitable society, with basic socio-economic covered for everyone, where economic impact does not damage the environment.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

– Group: min 10 ppl.
– VAT is not included in prices.
– Languages: Catalan, Spanish, and English. We might be able to accommodate other languages.
– Foreign language prices are with a surcharge.
– If you are a Spanish Company you can claim our team building expenses as training.

-50% of payment must be done at least one month in advance of booking, other 50% percent must be done, at least,  one day before the event.
– You will get a certificate for having done a sustainable experience or activity.
– You will get photos and a short video as a souvenir.
– If it rains, the event will be done with an umbrella or will be scheduled for another day.

Total Cancellation of Services:
– The client will be entitled to cancel the contract without reason upon written notice to Greenevents. In that case, the client will be obligated to pay the amounts described here below:
– 30% of the invoice if cancellation happens between 30 and 15 days before the event
– 50% of the invoice if cancellations happens between 15 days before the event and 4 days before the event. -100% of the invoice if cancellations happens between 4 days of the event and the event day.

– The client will be entitled reduce 10% number of participants without reason upon written notice to Greenevents up to 5 days before the event.

– If the employee that will come to the team building belong to “regimen general” from a Spanish organization  you can claim our team building expenses as training. After having Greenevents budget, please contact Marc Coll, our reference training gestor: marc.coll@corpalbalate.com https://www.corpalbalate.com/, 647881096. Marc will advise you how to claim team building expenses as training.