Events & Workshops

Events & Workshops in 2020/21

with Michael Joshin Thiele

College of Marin, CA ( 4 evenings )
August 27, September 10 & 24, October 8, 2020, 7:40pm – 9:00pm PST

Re-envisioning Beekeeping in a Time of Crisis

The accelerating loss of animal species and biodiversity reflects the urgency with which we need to move towards the preservation of honeybees. This course is an introduction to a system-based approach to beekeeping and an inquiry into innovative gestures within the biodynamic apicultural field.  For all levels of beekeeping; beginners welcome. 

More info and to register for the course click here.

Interactive, international Live Stream
September 12, 2020; 11:30 – 1:00pm PST (San Fransisco time)

Arboreal Apiculture Salon

Hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK, Cheyanna Bone, USA, and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.

In Salon #13 Michael J. Thiele will discuss some contemporary inquiries into rewilding and explore foundational implications of the prevalence of wild Apis Mellifera in the US and (only partially known) wild dynamics. We also will explore the fringes of and innovative concepts within the arboreal apiculture paradigm. Additional topics will touch on current projects/visions and program development at Apis Arborea. 

To join the Zoom meeting, please click here.

If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to michael@apisarborea.com or subscribe to an email list and/or for more information about the Salon here

Interactive, international Live-Stream
September 26, 2020; 10am – 1pm PST (San Fransisco time zone, CA, USA)                                                                                                                                 

Log Hives – a tutorial for design & construction

During this live stream event, Michael will go step by step through the process of making vertical and horizontal log hives and share lots of video footage, necessary tools, and other resources. This lifestream event will explore various arboreal hive/nest designs and integrate groundbreaking research data and fundamental changes in life sciences as resources for a paradigm shift for apiculture strategies in the Anthropocene.
We also will look at the reemergence of ancient and traditional ways of apiculture, such as the “Zeidler-craft” of caring for bees in living trees. The rewilding of honeybees and nest restoration are becoming increasingly essential for honeybees to survive. As wild bees survive in non-managed ecosystems and nest sites, they represent a resource for new strategies for contemporary apiculture and a fundamental shift in bee stewardship.

This live stream gathering will provide a meeting environment that allows for interactive learning and discussions among participants.  For all levels of beekeeping.

Info & registration here.

Interactive, international Live Stream
Saturday, October 24, 2020; 10:00 – 12:30pm PST (San Fransisco time)

LocApiary – how to design self-sustaining apian networks & local watershed apiaries 

A Compass Point for Apiculture beyond Sustainability 

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.

This workshop will explore new vantages within a cutting-edge, arboreal apicultural world 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.  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 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 a revolving new reality within the apicultural field, it has become a driving force of an inquiry into and the creation of a new, holistic paradigm of apiculture.

For beekeepers, conservationists, and anyone interested in a shifting apicultural paradigm. For Tickets click here.

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

Installing Log Hives at Ocean Song – Sold out
Friday, October 30, 2020; 9:00 – 1:00pm

Rewilding Honeybees with Apis Arborea in collaboration with LandPaths

Join LandPaths and Apis Arborea as we install log-based hives in the canopy of trees at Ocean Song Preserve to help our honeybees thrive! This beautiful 400-acre property located in western Sonoma County was recently acquired by the organization in 2019. Home to native coastal grasslands, canyons, pristine ponds and streams, mixed oak woodlands, redwoods, and acres of garden and farmland; Ocean Song preserve is home to a breath-taking abundance of plant and animal life.  For info & registration click here

Interactive, international Live Stream
November 7, 2020; 11:30 – 1:00pm PST (San Fransisco time)

Arboreal Apiculture Salon

Hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK, Cheyanna Bone, USA, and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.

Salon #14: Free Living Bees 
If you have an opinion on free-living bees and wish to support them, then we really need your help at the next Salon. In Salon  #14 we will have a very special preview of a brand new website dedicated to free-living bees, developed by the Natural Beekeeping Trust. The site will be live for the first time during the Salon. Trustee Jonathan Powell will describe the purpose and design of the site and we will invite the whole Salon to explore the site and contribute their thoughts and suggestions.

To join the Zoom meeting, please click here.

If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to michael@apisarborea.com or subscribe to an email list and/or for more information about the Salon here

Seventh Annual Conference – Livestream
November 21-22, 2020;

Russian Natural Beekeeping Conference

This will be the 7th conference of natural beekeeping in Russia. It will be a free online event. Apis Arborea will be one of the presenters. More info here. (chrome browser can translate Russian into English)

Napa Valley, CA
December 12, 2020; 10am – 4pm PST 

Log Hive Building Workshop

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.  As wild Apis Mellifera survive in non-managed ecosystems and nest sites, they represent a resource for new strategies for contemporary apiculture and a fundamental shift in bee stewardship.

Join us for a log hive making workshop in Napa Valley. We will use traditional and contemporary tools for the construction process and learn about principles for the design and set-up of log hives.  The workshop will combine hands-on practical work on logs with an introduction into an arboreal apiculture paradigm.  More info tba soon.

Interactive, international Live Stream
January 23, 2021; 11:30 – 1:00pm PST (San Fransisco time)

Arboreal Apiculture Salon #15

Our special guest will be Sabine Bergman from Germany. She is a pioneer within the European Zeidler community and promotes arboreal apiculture throughout central Europe (https://www.sabienenimkerei.de).                                                      To join the Salon meeting (via Zoom), please click here. The Salon is a free event, serving communities around the globe and is hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK, Cheyanna Bone, USA, and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.  If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to michael@apisarborea.com or subscribe to an email list and/or for more information about the Salon here

College of Marin
April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 2021, 7:00pm – 8:30pm PST

Re-envisioning Beekeeping in a Time of Crisis

The accelerating loss of animal species and biodiversity reflects the urgency with which we need to move towards the preservation of honeybees. This course is an introduction to a system-based approach to beekeeping and an inquiry into innovative gestures within the biodynamic apicultural field.  For all levels of beekeeping; beginners welcome. 

More info tba in the coming weeks. (this may be an in-person event at the Kentfield campus)

(near) Chicago, IL
April 23-25, 2021;
Building Log Hives & Rewilding Honeybees

This in-person weekend workshop was originally scheduled for 2020 and has been moved to the new date in 2021. More info will be posted as soon as the new logistics have been settled. You can email us to be notified with further updates.

 

Past Events & Workshops

Waldorf 100
March 7, 2020; 10:30am – 2pm, Summerfield Waldorf School, Santa Rosa, CA                                                                                                                                   

Bee-ing and Living in the Canopy of Community

Waldorf 100 All School Celebration; more info here.

International Live Online Symposium
March 22-24, 2020; 

Wisdom of the Hive

More information here.

Interactive, international Live-Stream
March 28, 2020; 10am – 12pm PST; (San Fransisco time zone, CA, USA)                                                                                                                                   

LocApiary – Rewilding Honeybees and Reconciliation Ecology.

The Anthropocene and the accelerating extinction of life on earth are a wake-up call for a fundamental shift of apiculture and of being on earth.

HoneyLove Conference, Los Angeles, CA
January 18 & 19, 2020

Re-envisioning Beekeeping in a time of crisis

More info and registration here.

 
Interactive, international Live-Stream
January 25, 2020; 10am – 1pm PST (San Fransisco time zone, CA, USA)                                                                                                                                 

Building Arboreal (Log) Hives – Changing the paradigm of Apiculture.

 
College of Marin, CA
Winter semester, January 30, February 13&27, March 12, 2020

Re-envisioning Beekeeping in a time of crisis

Interactive Live-Stream
November 9, 2019; 10am-12pm PST                                                                                                                                     

LocApiary – A Vision for the Collaboration of landscape, honeybees, and humans.

Gravenstein Apple Fair, CA
August 18, 2019; 11:30 – 1pm

Building Natural Log Beehives

Soil Not Oil Conference; 5th Annual Agro-Ecological and Environmental Conference, CA
September 9-10,2019

Apis Arborea – Apiculture in the Anthropocene

More info at Soil Not Oil Conference.

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
April 5, 2019

Hiving: Aesthetic Sociality, Living Forms, Forms of Living, A Research Symposium

For a schedule and more info click here

Portland, OR
November 14 – 18, 2018

Biodynamic Conference
Transforming the Heart of Agriculture

Apis Arborea – Rewilding Honeybees

Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm, CA
September 14 & 15, 2018

Wellspring Conference

Toward a Living Community with Anthroposophy
More info here

Netherlands
August 31 – September 2, 2018

Learning from the Bees Conference
Honeybee, Landscape, Human Being

EcoFarm Conference, CA
January 27, 2018

Habitat and Holistic Care for Honeybees

Portland Urban Beekeepers Association, Portland
March 18, 2017, 9am – 4pm

Bee-Centric Apiculture

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