Biodynamic Apiculture in the Anthropocene: Innovative Beekeeping Strategies, GGF 5/18
With Michael Joshin Thiele
In the Yurt
“What is the truth at the center of the image honeybees were born with?”
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. “We can learn so much from honeybees because they completely contradict the thoughts we form about them” (Rudolf Steiner).
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.
Fees: $100; $90 current SFZC members; $80 limited income. Fee includes lunch. Some partial scholarships available.
To Register: Use the Register Online button above (available soon). Or please call the Green Gulch Farm main office at 415.383.3134 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362.