Events/Classes

Green Gulch Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, CA
May 18, 2019; 9am – 4pm

Biodynamic Apiculture in the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene and the accelerating extinction of life on earth are a wake-up call for a fundamental shift of being on earth.  It is also an opportunity for innovative initiatives in the apicultural world and for the creation of ‘symbiotic narratives’ that not only place the very basic needs of honeybees at the center of our concern but also bring to light the bio-dynamic plasticity and life-giving gestures of honeybees as a keystone species and cultural innovator.  In this context, the vision of rewilding of honeybees leads to the rehabilitation of natural and complex biotic systems and also re-calibrates our capacities of perception and cultural identity as human beings.  Michael will share current rewilding projects and introduce the vision of LocApiary as a multidisciplinary approach to apiculture and apian health.

Come join us to learn and explore innovative beekeeping strategies and experience the arboreal, bee-centric landscape-apiary at the Green Gulch Farm Honeybee Sanctuary.  Open for all levels of beekeeping and bee lovers.

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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 michael@apisarborea.com

For sign up click here.

Gravenstein Apple Fair, CA
August 18, 2019; 1-2:30pm

Apis Arborea “ The Ancient Craft of Tree-Apiculture

more info coming soon

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

Arboreal Apiculture Salon

More info coming soon.

Sonoma County, CA
Fall 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
Fall 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.

More info tba soon.