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…
Dear Bee lovers,The day of winter solstice is a privileged moment of the year to connect to the world from within.Wherever you are on that day, I invite you to join a synchronised collective meditation on the 21st December 2018 at 19h UTC (19h in Portugal, 20h in France, Switzerland and Germany).For those living in the Southern Hemisphere, join us for your summer solstice… 🙂 Before the meditation starts, you
During our BeeShip in Alentejo (Portugal) this autumn, we forged our own hive tools.We observed that the bees often react aggressively to the energy of conventional hive tools, made out of steel. Copper-based tools, forged with love, are much more bee-friendly. This video shows how we made them, under supervision of Gabriella, our ‘forge mistress’.Gabriella offers regular workshops to forge your own singing bowls, all over Europe. It is a
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
A praying mantis enjoys a bee delicacy at the entrance of the Sun Hive. Thanks to Or for the music…
This video reveals the results of an experiment in our ‘bee craft’ in Alentejo: a ‘symbiotic floor’ is set under the Top Bar Hive, Prana. For the full article click here.
I used propolis to seal a groove in the back of my Top Bar Hive (between the body and the symbiotic floor). The whole day a bee meticulously salvaged some of this cement to reuse inside the hive…
31 Aug & 1 Sept 2019 Learning from the Bees | Berlin 2019 is the second in a series of conferences dedicated to bees, founded by the Natural Beekeeping Trust in 2018. This gathering, comprised of a two-day Zeidlerei workshop plus a two-day bee-centric conference, strives to spark cross-disciplinary dialogue among beekeepers, foresters, farmers and others. During the conference, we will address the question, “How can we, together, envision an alternative future
Third example of a swarm transferred to a Top Bar Hive by our bee team. This time the swarm had settled in the roof of a barn… Thanks to Benjamin for the music. Free download of Benjamin’s music here: https://benjaminbogosian.bandcamp.com
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.