Apis Arborea

The Ancient Craft of Tree-Apiculture
December 3, 2016; 9-4pm
Green Gulch Farm Honeybee Sanctuary.image-10
“Apis Arborea” is an attempt to redefine our relationship with bees and to create a new paradigm of caring for bees.   Hirsch 4We will look at the reemergence of ancient and traditional ways of apiculture, in particular the craft of the “Zeidler”, who used to take care of bees in living trees. Rewilding habitat and nest restoration for honeybees are becoming increasingly essential for honeybees to survive.  As wild bees survive in non managed ecosystems and nest sites, they represent a resource for new strategies for contemporary apiculture and a fundamental shift in bee stewardship.
During the workshop, we will build a nest cavity within a living tree, using traditional and contemporary tools.
Bring a back lunch and wear layers. We will be outside all day long.
For more info and sign up, please email michael@gaiabees.com