What do we believe in?
The departure from normalcy due to climate emergency and accelerating extinction rates of all species opens the door to a re-evaluation and re-conceptualization of core belief systems and practices in apiculture and conservation. The ecological integrity of wild populations of honeybees (Apis Mellifera) is transforming the fundamentals of apiculture and initiating a radical shift in thinking for apiculturists, conservationists, and scientists alike. As an evolving new reality, wilding has become a driving force of an inquiry into and the creation of a new, holistic paradigm of apiculture and conservation. Wilding describes self-willed ecological processes of ‘living landscapes’ (long-term, minimum intervention, natural process-led area).
We believe in the importance of multi-disciplinary and collaborative problem-solving and our goal is to assist organizations to increase their ecological capacity and reach. We serve as an intermediary facilitator for entomological research and compassionate conservation (that argues that compassion for all sentient beings should be what guides conservation actions) with land managers, farmers, educators, researchers, and apiculturists.
In addition to the Honeybee Conservation & Wilding programs, we also deliver a diverse palette of educational programs to complement our fieldwork and catalyze support both within organizations and with their constituencies, including in-person and online workshops and webinars, and we are always curious about how to co-create hands-on and virtual curricula tailored towards specific circumstances and clients.