Apis Arborea

Apis Arboreal – the Ancient Craft of Tree-Apiculture & Log Hives

Over the course of the last hundred years, the health of the bees has bee
n challenged on many levels – conventional beekeeping with its mechanical and alienated approach, increasing exposure to pollution (pesticides, electro smog), a dramatic shift of the entire landscape and worlds ecosystem (loss of habitat, global warming), introduction of the varroa mite, and the spiritual crisis of the human heart.

The plight of the “one-beeing” (entomological: super organism) has to be understood within the context of the global landscape and the current rational and “IMG_0162one dimensional” human world view. The challenges for the well being of the bees only reflect our own struggle in our striving for health and happiness.  A systemic approach is needed to support the health of the “one-beeing”.

“Apis Arboreal” redefines our understanding and relationship with honeybees,  and creates a new paradigm of c
aring for bees.  It unites biodynamic apiculture principles with ancient and traditional ways of apiculture, in particular the craft of the “Zeidler”, who used to take care of bees in living trees.  Apis Arboreal combines old and new designs of bee nests,  creates “primordial” honeybee habitat and fosters health and life vigor.IMG_0231

For more information, consultations and workshop within the US, please email Michael at michael@gaiabees.com.

Click here for upcoming ‘Zeidler’ workshops.


An interview about tree beekeeping, also know as Zeidlerei: