Interactive Live Stream
June 1, 2019; 6:15 – 8pm GMT

Arboreal Apiculture Salon

The June meeting is the fifth sequence of an ongoing Salon which is open to anyone.  We understand it as an opportunity for a global arboreal apiculture community to connect and meet for exchange and symbiotic learning, to share innovative ideas and to be a resource for each other.  We envision this live streaming event to be a creative and interactive place to re-envision apiculture in the time of the Anthropocene. We hope that this gathering will be able to embrace and encourage a diversity of disciplines and vantage points.

The topic of Salon #5 will be traditional arboreal apiculture in Eastern- Europe, with special guests from Poland. More info tba.

Hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.  If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to

For sign up click here.

Gravenstein Apple Fair, CA
August 18, 2019; 11:30-1pm

Building Natural Log Beehives

Log hives rehabilitate the natural home environment of honeybees which allowed them to thrive for millions of years. To rewild honeybees provides natural resources for local honeybee populations and supports the honeybee’s health. Join Michael and learn about innovative ways of apiculture and how to create and provide ideal nesting habitat for honeybees. You’ll get hands-on experience with the first phase of hive-building and be able to build your own bee sanctuary at home.  

more info here

Interactive Live Stream
August 24, 2019; 6:15 – 8pm GMT

Arboreal Apiculture Salon

Awareness can be defined as the ability to have knowledge of or perception of a situation or fact. All living beings are aware under this definition, since all living things can and do perceive a change in their environment, respond appropriately, modify their behavior and adapt. Also all species have the ability to communicate in some form with each other.  Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind.

In Salon #6 we will explore sentience and bees and how we can expand humanity’s moral circle.

Hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.  If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to

For sign up click here.

Sonoma County, CA
October 12, 2019

Tree-Apiculture and Log Hives

We are preparing for the next hands-on log hive making and arboreal apiculture workshop. We will post more details soon. Stay tuned.

Interactive Live Stream
December 7, 2019                                                                                                                                                 

Arboreal (log) Hives – a tutorial for building them and an introduction to holistic, system based landscape apiaries.

“Apis Arborea” is an attempt to redefine our relationship with bees and to create a new paradigm of caring for them.

We will look at the reemergence of ancient and traditional ways of apiculture, such as the “Zeidler”, the craft of caring for 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 live stream event, we will explore various arboreal hives designs. Michael will go step by step through the process of making vertical log hives and share lots of video footage, required tools, and other resources.

This live stream gathering will provide a meeting environment, which allows for interactive learning and discussions among participants.

Sign up info tba soon.