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Eastern Cascades Community Honeybee Conservation Project

May 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - May 25, 2023 @ 3:00 pm PDT

Parts of the followng training and activities are open to the public. For more info and how to sign up, please use this link. The Eastern Cascades Community Honeybee Conservation Project – (ECCHCP) is a collaborative community-led conservation initiative. Apis Arborea serves as an intermediary facilitator for entomological research and compassionate conservation and collaborates with a diverse group of local stakeholders, including small family farmers, a tribal nation (Sweet Water Springs), Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, community organizers, and apiculturists. Apis Arborea’s goal is to assist the Eastern Cascades community to increase their ecological capacity and reach, and to co-create a diverse palette of educational programs that include hands-on fieldwork. This project is an extension of our Apian Networks Program and is centered on meta-populations that focus on the honeybee populations in local watersheds. It promotes a symbiotic narrative and a vision for the collaboration of landscape, honeybees & humans. It supports the conditions necessary for populations of honeybees to thrive and it will generate baseline data for habitat and nesting sites. The framework of Apian Networks follows the natural life gestures of honeybees and integrates cutting-edge research in life sciences, biomimicry, and traditional practices. The Apian Networks Program integrates ‘wilding’ principles to promote self-willed ecological processes of ‘living landscapes’ (long-term, minimum intervention, natural process-led area). This community-led project will pioneer new ways of conservation, and has the opportunity to create programs for the protection and assessments of honeybees in non-cultivated landscapes.


May 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am PDT
May 25, 2023 @ 3:00 pm PDT