The original French book of Sandira Belia – La Déva des abeilles – is finally out in English!Published by Northern Bee Books, it is available on most online bookshops.You can order it directly here with free delivery worldwide. This book is not only addressed to beekeepers, far from it. It is accessible to the wider audience and may be read at different levels of depth. The passages sharing personal experiences
How to sting without Removing the Bee’s Stinger? Bee venom is a powerful medicine that can be used as an anti-inflammatory. Most techniques using bee venom implies the death of the bee, when she loses her stinger.In this video, I show you a simple way to avoid the death of the bee when using her venom. Explore more of magical properties of bee venom and other teachings of the hive,
Our last bee-friendly hive is born: we have called it the ‘CobCortiço’. Made of cork, cob and wood, this hive with thick, breathable walls should strongly support the swarm to build up a strong and powerful core. We added a ‘symbiotic floor’, an extra box below the hive body, where a symbiotic relationship can be established between the bees and micro-organisms. The size of the box is wider than the
April 2020, Alentejo, Portugal. The first part of the video describes our experiment to make a hollow olive tree suitable for bees to live in.The holes of the tree are filled with several layers of cob.The recipe of the cob mixtures will be explained in another video coming very soon.The second part of the video shows our mistakes and eventual success in bringing a swarm inside the tree cavity…
Many bee colonies living in managed hives are dying this year in our area. Interestingly, we recently discovered several powerful colonies living in trees. A calling to support the rewilding of the bees…
From October 25-27th 2019, our BeeShip team joined a gathering of Iberian bee lovers in La Donaira, Andalucia, Spain, where Jonathan Powell (from the Natural Beekeeping Trust) has been guiding a honey bee rewilding project since 2017. Jonathan introduced us to “La Cama de Abejas”, the bee bed. This wooden bed gives one person the possibility to be in in close contact with the two bee colonies living under the
This morning a swarm flows out of the Sun Hive, pouring out like water… The swarm settles in a swarm attractor, specially prepared. Four weeks later, the swarm is transferred to a Top Bar Hive.