We finally got to watch this video. It was good to see so many of the people that I’ve been reading about. They are all expressing the need to address this crisis in terms of actual food shortages. 40% of our food comes from wild pollinators of which honeybees play a major role.
This was presented in a positive way showing biodynamic beekeepers keeping bees for the sake of the bees NOT for the sake of the beekeeper. There were different kinds of hives to look at. I was really impressed by Michael Theile’s hives at Melissa’s Gardens. I also got to see David Heaf ride his bicycle hauling his Warre hive lift to the bee yard. This is dear to my heart because I believe we all should use less energy. My wife and I try to have car-less days. Every year we try to ‘out do’ the year before. Last year we set our goal to be a half year of car-less days and through the use of bicycle and trailer achieved that goal. I think all of us need to think how we can individually contribute to easing our footprint on the planet.
I’ve often wondered how queen rearing fits into natural beekeeping. This video discusses both sides.
This is a MUST SEE for everyone who is concerned about their food supply.
A disappointment was the absence of Phil Chandler who single handedly has started many a person on the path to Natural Beekeeping,