LEARNING FROM THE BEES
HONEYBEE - LANDSCAPE - HUMAN BEING
New: Learning from the Bees Berlin 2019
New: The Arboreal Apiculture Salon
New: 2018 Conference Reflections Page
We feel the time has come to acknowledge the honeybee’s place in this world as a creature worthy of respect and protection in its own right. Instead of putting beekeepers needs first, we have to ask ourselves what the bees will need from us to safeguard their future. How can the bees’ natural behaviour inform the way we shape and conserve (agricultural) landscapes as well as our beekeeping practices? In short, how and what can we learn from the bees?
This event ‘Learning from the Bees’ was the first of its kind - bringing together natural beekeepers, scientists, nature conservationists, artists and bee-lovers from all over the world. Together, we will shifted our gaze from contemporary apicultural practices towards a Culture of the Bee, exploring together what that may look like, and how best to listen to the messages these pollinators are giving us about ourselves and about our relationship with the land (or with nature). We have woven a strong international network of initiatives, which share the common objective of returning health and resilience to the honeybee worldwide.