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Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen

Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, went to Copenhagen where he visited the bees project of the European Environment Agency (EEA) with Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA, and Karen Ellemann, Danish Minister for Environment.
The EEA has been keeping bees on its roof since April 2011. The two hives sat on the roof of the five-storey building in central Copenhagen, and during the summer were home to approximately 80,000 bees. These hives provided an estimated 100kgs of honey per year. The hives were managed by the Bybi (Danish for ‘City Bee’) social enterprise, which trained formerly homeless people in beekeeping.
Keeping bees on the roof provided an excellent opportunity for the EEA to get hands-on experience of caring for the productive systems of the planet. Environmental projects like this showed how social and environmental benefits often went hand-in-hand. This positive experience could inspire other cities across Europe to start similar projects.
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Janez Potočnik, holding a honeycomb
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Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karen Ellemann, on the left, and Janez Potočnik, in the centre, both watching the hives
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Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karen Ellemann, on the left, holding a honeycomb, and Janez Potočnik
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Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Jacqueline McGlade, 2nd from the left, and Janez Potočnik, on the right, collecting honey ...
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Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Jacqueline McGlade, 1st from the left, Janez Potočnik, 3rd from the left, and Karen ...
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Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Janez Potočnik, holding a honeypot and a spoon
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Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karen Ellemann, in the centre, and Janez Potočnik, on the left, using a device to extract ...
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karen Ellemann, in the centre, and Janez Potočnik, on the left, both watching a honeycomb ...
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karen Ellemann, in the centre, and Janez Potočnik, on the left, both watching the honey ...
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karen Ellemann, on the right, and Janez Potočnik, both tasting some honey
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Janez Potočnik, on the left
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Janez Potočnik, on the left
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karsten Sach, Chairman of the Management Board of the EEA, Janez Potočnik and Jacqueline ...
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Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karsten Sach, Chairman of the Management Board of the EEA, Janez Potočnik and Jacqueline ...
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karsten Sach, Chairman of the Management Board of the EEA, Janez Potočnik and Jacqueline ...
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Karsten Sach, Chairman of the Management Board of the EEA, Janez Potočnik and Jacqueline ...
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011
Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
Janez Potočnik
Reference: P-019080
Date: 23/06/2011

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Visit of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, to Copenhagen
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