Studies to become a Beekeeper Continues

A couple days ago, I went to a lovely meet-up group event called: “Author/Beekeeper Jacqueline Freeman: The song of Increase.” I learned so much of how to create an organic approach to beekeeping. From how interconnected and community-interdependent the colony is, to how as humans we can evolve with the honey bee in love. It was quite an amazing experience to withhold as an audience and student member. 🙂

When Daniel [my fiancee’] and I move to New Zealand, we plan to have a low carbon footprint homestead. A cob house with green roofing, and completely Eco-freindly in all consideration to wildlife. The flowers, food forest garden, permacultures, and herbs will provide food for the honey bees on the Butterfly Forests homestead.

Also plans to have a wildflower field on the property. Fruit bearing vines and hanging flowers, shall be on the archways covering the path to the cob house. 🙂 A pond, zen garden, yurt greenhouse for seedling germination, sawdust toilet, compost helps heating our water, solar panels, and a butterfly greenhouse sanctuary; to help the native butterfly population.

There are more insights in the layout designs, but that can be mentioned for another future blog post. 😉 🙂
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ow to help the Honey Bee:

1.) Grow flowers, plants and herbs to help provide food for bees.
2.) Eliminate pesticides in your garden and lawn.
3.) Bees are thirsty. Provide a continuous shallow basin with clean water in your garden.
4.) Buy directly from a local beekeeper who avoids chemicals and produces raw honey.
5.) Eat organic and pesticide free food.
6.) Become a Beekeeper with sustainable practices.

[Tips from: “Queen of the sun” movie].

Learning the ropes: Honey Bees

Today I volunteered to help five local bee hives at Wright-Locke Farm, located in Winchester, MA. 🙂
This was the first time I put on a beekeepers outfit, within a protective gear. This summer, I shall be helping this amazing community farm with Honey bees, goats, sheep, chickens and fruit bearing gardens. 🙂

Also, one of my dear friends plans to have a couple bee hives of her own; in the city of Cambridge, MA. It is legal here to own a beehive on your property. I will be helping her plant flowers which honey bees love and learning the ropes of traditional bee keeping from her as well. 🙂

A link to Wright-Lock Farm’s website can be found here:
https://www.wlfarm.org/

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