Juliana has always been passionate about the animal world and the contact with nature. In 2014, she started attending some beekeeping courses and being in contact with beekeepers to learn from them.
How did you come up with the idea/project?
And the name?
What differentiates the project?
Additionally, the BeeJu project is not just about a beekeeper who only cares for bees and produces honey and pollen … the BeeJu project encompasses the entire surrounding ecosystem. We have already planted 2ha of almonds that end up benefiting from pollinating the bees, and on the other hand the amendoal gives food to the bees in the early spring before Foz Côa is covered with rosemary flowers and where the bees … my princesses … they delight completely.
What are the best moments / stories you’ve ever had because of Beeju?
The fact of meeting so many new people is ready to help and teach. All beekeepers are people who regardless of social status are always available to help colleagues. This spirit of self-help is a beautiful thing to experience, perhaps because of the example given by the animals we care for, because bees have an exceptional cooperation among them and that we humans should learn.
Next challenges or plans?
What is your favorite place in Portugal?
What is your favorite Portuguese food?
If you could choose products to include in Tugabox to send to a friend, what would they be?
Pasteis de Belém, Vinho do Porto, Alheiras de Mirandela, Serra da Estrela Cheese, Foz Côa bread, a CD from Onda Choc.