Knokke-Heist is the first municipality in Belgium to allocate bees a role as guardians of the environment. Together with BeeOdiversity, led by Dr Bach Kim Nguyen, Professor at the University of Liege, and a world authority in the field of the problems afflicting bees, the municipality has developed a project aimed at the general public. It comprises the following elements:

  • A bee and biodiversity centre in the garden of the Scharpoord Cultural Centre, drawing attention to the work bees do, and the role they play in biodiversity and food diversity.
  • More than 10 bee and biodiversity gardens where Knokke-Heist schools, residents and visitors can learn about honey bees and other pollinators.
  • Two bike trails and one hiking trail where you can learn about bees, biodiversity, honey flowers, pollinators, butterflies, wild flowers, field flowers, and much more.