Arboreal Apiculture Salon

An Interactive Live Stream & Podcast

Exploring the science, beauty, and spiritual expression of Arboreal Apiculture & Apiology.

The Arboreal Apiculture Salon is 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. Listen to or chat with arboreal apiculture experts and enthusiasts from around the world and develop a deeper connection to Arboreal Apiculture & Apiology.

Co-hosted by Cheyanna Bone, Jonathan Powell (Natural Beekeeping Trust), and Michael Joshin Thiele (Apis Arborea).

The Salon is a free event, serving communities around the globe. You can join by using this Zoom link. If you would like more info or have a suggestion for a topic/ speaker, please contact us.

We recently created a Telegram Group as a forum to continue conversations beyond the live Salon events. It will provide a space to explore and share ideas and projects and will make it easier to organize locally. If you are interested, please feel free to use this link to join the Arboreal Apiculture Salon on Telegram.

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Listen To Previous Recordings

  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust & Apis Arborea
    In this podcast we learn that through math(s) we can prove that some of our long held beliefs about honeybees are wrong. Derek Mitchell researches into the heat transfer of man-made and natural honeybee nests at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Leeds where he has recently completed his Phd with a […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Aborea
    Beelining is an ancient craft and science of finding wild honeybee trees/nests. The pursuit is old as humankind and has gained new relevance for the conservation and rewilding of honeybees.  In Salon 30 we bring together international practitioners of beelining  to share and explore current and innovative models of beelining. The panel includes Thomas Seeley […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    In Salon 29. we are joined by honeybee researcher Maggie Shanahan, and author of the 2022 paper  “Honey Bees and Industrial Agriculture: What Researchers are Missing, and Why it’s a Problem” –  Link. The conclusion of that paper offers a great introduction to our conversation with Maggie in this episode of the Salon: "When honey […]
  • by Jonathan Powell, Michael Joshin Thiele, Cheyanna Bone
    This salon features special guest  Grace McCormack. She is a Professor of Zoology at NUI Galway, Ireland. Her interests lie in evolutionary biology and particularly in using molecular data to understand how organisms are related to each other and the impacts this may have on the conservation and the evolution of organismal traits. In this […]
  • by Apis Arborea and Natural Beekeeping Trust
    Our special guest will be Ph.D. Benjamin Rutschman from Germany. Benjamin is a honeybee researcher who works on honeybee ecology with a special focus on colonies living in the wild, their foraging resources, and their nesting sites. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Würzburg in 2022 and is now continuing his studies on […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    Our Guest will be Chelsea Batavia. She is an Environmental Scientist with the Delta Stewardship Council. She researches how human ethical values and beliefs affect environmental management and conservation. She is also a great cook as you will find out!
  • by Jonathan Powell, Michael Joshin Thiele, Cheyanna Bone
    Our special guest is Prof. Dr. Lars Chittka.  He is from the Research Centre for Psychology at the Queen Mary University of London, where he is a Professor of Sensory and Behavioural Ecology. His latest book “The Mind of a Bee” is a rich and surprising exploration of the intelligence of bees.
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    In this podcast the hosts and attendees discuss Frederique Apffel Marglin Salon podcast No 23. Frederique is challenging the foundation of western thinking and promotes new ways of being in relationship with the agency and sentience of the non-human world. Join us in this open discussion.
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    Our special guest is Frederique Apffel Marglin. She is Professor Emerita, Dpt. of Anthropology at Smith College and founded Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration in Peru. Frederique is challenging the foundation of western thinking and promotes new ways of being in relationship with the agency and sentience of the non-human world. Her innovative research presents […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    Our special guest will be Thomas Dyer Seeley.  He is the Horace White Professor in Biology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. He is the author of several books on honeybee behavior, including Honeybee Democracy and The Wisdom of the Hive.  He was the recipient of the Humboldt Prize in Biology […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    Our special guest for Salon No. 21 is Filipe Salbany. He has worked with honey bees for over 50 years in Africa, Europe, North America, and the UK. In November 2021 his work at Blenheim Palace (UK) received international attention when the Guardian published an article about the discovery of over 50 previously unknown honey bee colonies of […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    Our special guest is Prof. Dr. Scott F. Gilbert from the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; Department of Biology, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA. Scott will talk about his pioneering work about Holobiome, radically new perspectives on what it means to be an individual, and the origins of novelty. His research is […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    Beelining is an ancient craft and science of finding wild honeybee trees/nests. The pursuit is old as humankind and has gained new relevance for the conservation and rewilding of honeybees. Cheyanna and Michael will give an introduction to the logistics and challenges and share how beelining is used in projects in their work at Apis […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    For Salon #18 we are delighted to have Matt Somerville from the UK as our special guest . He is a master carpenter and the founder of beekindhives. Matt has been a pioneer of arboreal apiculture and experimented with diverse hive designs. He has started to set up hundreds of log hives in the UK and is […]
  • by Natural Beekeeping Trust and Apis Arborea
    Our special guest is Dr. Frank Krumm from Switzerland. He is a scientific assistant WSL/SLF in Davos, a member of the Mountain Ecosystems group, a scientific advisor to freethebees.ch in this fascinating presentation he discusses tree-micro-habitats.