Shown here is a close-up from a wild honeybee nest at Green Gulch. This past winter Green Gulch Farm installed its first log hive in an oak tree to introduce a natural nest habitat for honeybees. Part of an effort to establish a honeybee sanctuary, this step is reflective of a revolutionary new way of understanding bees and beekeeping as advocated by Michael Joshin Thiele. Michael is a leader in the bee-centric movement and the teacher of Green Gulch’s ongoing series of apiculture workshops. Coming up on Saturday, May 30, is his next workshop, titled The Green Gulch Farm Honeybee Sanctuary: A New Framework for Living with Bees. (See other upcoming workshops with Michael.)
Michael has just launched a new blog that will offer more information on the topic as well as regular updates on the development of the Green Gulch sanctuary. For more information and images, please visit The Green Gulch Honeybee Sanctuary and Refuge blog page on gaiabees.com, or find it through our list of News & Blogs at the top of any page of our website at sfzc.org.