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‘Wilding’: Creating Regenerative Apian Networks

April 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

$30 – $100

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 beekeeping and conservation.

This workshop will explore new vantages of the pioneering arboreal apicultural field and will outline a framework of innovative practices and strategies. It promotes the re-alignment of apiculture with the fundamentals of wild apian ecologies and ethics.  With a focus on self-willed ecological processes, wilding becomes a driver of change for the science of ecology and conservation.  

We will introduce the innovative concept of LocApiary (local watershed apiaries) and show how it can serve as a powerful resource towards a life-sustaining shift within apiculture. The workshop will provide resources for a deeper understanding of honeybees as a naturalized species and as a co-constituent of the wider pollinator community, and tools for designing apian networks with ecological and ethical integrity. It is a compass point for strategies beyond sustainability.

The ecological integrity of wild populations of honeybees (Apis Mellifera) is transforming the fundamentals of apiculture and initiating a radical shift in thinking for beekeepers, conservationists, and scientists alike. As an evolving new reality within the apicultural field, wilding has become a driving force of an inquiry into and the creation of a new, holistic paradigm of apiculture and conservation. For beekeepers, conservationists, and anyone interested in a shifting apicultural paradigm.

“In Wildness is the preservation of the world.” H.D. Thoreau


April 9, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
$30 – $100




Apis Arborea