Gunther Hauk The Honeybee Crisis; Real Causes and Solutions
We will take a look at the development of beekeeping in the last 2000 years.
Understanding the complexity of this creature from a spiritual point of view will help us regain the awe and wonder inherent in this highly evolved insect. A logical examination of current practices, in view of the impact we have had on the health of the honeybee, will bring us to beekeeping methods that respect the honeybee’s needs, and boost her capacity to thrive.
Topics will include:
•A brief historical sketch: from the sacred to the mundane
• Understanding the colony as an organism
• The vital importance of swarming and having naturally
• What is wax really? Working without foundations
• Mites, hive beetles, foulbrood, etc.
• Treatments and teas
• Pros and cons of different hive forms and materials
• Bee forage, care of the land