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The Research Behind Bee Tree Hives

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The Research Behind Bee Tree Hives

Below is a very brief account of my journey so far.  I study honey bees, not beekeeping, and I am always eager to learn more of what they have to teach me.  I love this quote by Sue Hubbell in A Book of Bees: “The only time I ever believed that I knew all there was to know about beekeeping was the first year I was keeping them.  Every year since I’ve known less and less…” In March of 2017, the American Bee Journal published an article by Dr. Thomas Seeley titled Darwinian Beekeeping.  Dr. Seeley is the Horace White Professor in...

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Feedback and Reviews

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Feedback and Reviews

"Thanks for your excellent message.  It's so great to see folks who are thinking the same way appearing online.  I think you'll knock it out of the park. There are so many people who are capable and willing to think independently of the corporate messaging of the industrial beekeeping power. More and more people are sensing it's all wrong for bees.  Seeing new working ideas like yours gives us all a voice." [Regarding the shipping costs:] "...the quality is well worth it. Those pieces are beautiful!" "I called the store where I get my supplies and told her I had purchased...

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Block One: Our Beekeeping and Our Worldview

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Block One: Our Beekeeping and Our Worldview

Video one in the series titled "The Building Blocks of Bee-Centered Beekeeping."

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Bee Tree Hive to Warré Hive Comparison

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Bee Tree Hive to Warré Hive Comparison

A beekeeper recently wrote me asking if I could enumerate the differences between a Bee Tree Hive and a Warré Hive.  I am happy to do so to the best of my ability. Let me say first that my own personal journey as a beekeeper has led me to try to learn from the bees themselves what it is that the bees need from me, including a hive cavity that best supports how they're designed to live as they perform their work in the world.  Because of this, I have been focused on developing the Bee Tree Hive and have not owned a Warré Hive. ...

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Can Sugar Syrup Be Fed to Bees in a Bee Tree Hives Hive Cover?

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Can Sugar Syrup Be Fed to Bees in a Bee Tree Hives Hive Cover?

If feeding sugar syrup in a Bee Tree Hive is what you're wondering about, please read to the end of this post. Bee Tree Hives are designed to support bee-centric beekeeping, which puts the long-term health, welfare, and vitality of honey bees foremost.  Bee-centric beekeeping does not support feeding sugar syrup to honey bees, and therefore, neither does Bee Tree Hives.  And, as a bee-centric beekeeper with the goal of developing an ecotype (a genetically distinct geographic variety, population or race within a species, which is adapted to specific environmental conditions), I have many of my own, more specific reasons...

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