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Beekeeping as intangible cultural heritage

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:54 pm    Post subject: Beekeeping as intangible cultural heritage Reply with quote

Hello, my name is Andreia and I'm a Museum and Heritage Development MA Student.

I would like to ask in the forum a few questions about beekeeping traditions and the personal views in the beekeeping practices.

I'm building an Academic Report on Beekeeping as intangible cultural heritage following the UNESCO Designation in order to classify honeybee as a living museum and a collectable treasure for all humankind and I'm trying to collect data to support my findings



I would like you to consider my questions bellow.

1. What makes you take up beekeeping and become a beekeeper?

2. Did you learn the art of beekeeping from someone? From whom?

3. What has beekeeping meant to you?

4. Do you see the beekeeping practices as part of your cultural heritage? Is it part of your family, community or nation?

5. As a beekeeper, do you become more sensitive or more in tuned to nature - the weather and environment?

6. What's the most fulfilling part of a beekeeper's job?

7. Do you see Beekeeping as a profitable job or just a hobby?

8. As a beekeeper, do you think that Honeybees can be view as living museum and should be collected and preserved in prow of the future generations?

9. How are you as a beekeeper contributing to the health of honeybees?

10. Can Beekeeping practices be recognised as intangible heritage under the UNESCO Convention?

And finally

11. Do you see the beekeeping practices being lost to the future generations? If so, what actions you think should be taken to address this issue.

Thank you so much for your participation. I look forward to read your answers.


Andreia R
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