Apis Arborea: The Ancient Craft of Tree-Apiculture, GGF 10/21

With Michael Joshin Thiele
in the Wheelwright Center at Green Gulch Farm

  Saturday, October 21, 9 am – 4 pm

“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. Re-wilding habitat and nest restoration for honeybees is 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 "honey bee nest sites" in logs and within a living tree, using traditional and contemporary tools.

Wear layers. We will be outside for most of the day.

Fees: $90; $81 current SFZC members; $72 limited income.

  • Fee includes a delicious, organic lunch cooked in the Green Gulch kitchen.
  • Some partial scholarships available. 

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