Agriculture Biodiversity Employment

Bees give wings to refugees

Published in La Vie in march 2020.

Since 2016, the Ile-de-France-based association Espero has been working to promote the professional integration of refugees through urban agriculture. And one of the flagship areas it promotes is beekeeping. Ibrahim Karout, of Syrian origin, passes on his know-how on bees to new arrivals in France to help them find work. The association has set up several beehives in Paris and Bobigny, next to the accommodation centres, in order to offer an opening on the neighbourhood as well.

Cover picture: Christian Adnin.