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Building TreeNests for Honeybees

August 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

$50 – $250

Join us for an in-person workshop in Sonoma County, CA, and learn how to build a natural nesting site (TreeNest) for Honeybees. We will use traditional and contemporary tools for the construction process and learn about principles for the design and set-up of TreeNests. The workshop will combine hands-on practical work on logs with an introduction to an arboreal apiculture paradigm.

The departure from normalcy due to climate emergencies and accelerating extinction rates of all species opens the door to a re-evaluation and re-conceptualization of core belief systems and practices in beekeeping. As wild Apis Mellifera survives in non-managed ecosystems and nest sites, they represent a resource for new strategies for contemporary apiculture and a fundamental shift in bee stewardship. Arboreal apiculture explores new ways of animal stewardship and conservation in a time that calls for out-of-the-box thinking.

Tickets are sliding scale. Your contribution will support the work of Apis Arborea. For an additional fee, participants can take home one of the TreeNests we build together during the event. Please indicate your interest at registration. Info and tickets here.