Saving honeybees through healthy hive stewardship
Always wanted to keep bees but just don’t have the space? Concerned about the chemicals in your honey? Want to do something to help stop colony collapse disease? Already have a hive but want to get off the chemicals? Join the Honeybee Conservancy at Rodale Institute!
The Honeybee Conservancy at Rodale Institute was started in 2012 in response to the major health problems that have decimated the honeybee population in North America. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) still results in a 30% death rate every winter for these valuable pollinators with no answer in sight. We believe that individual honeybee stewards are one of the solutions to this problem.
The Conservancy promotes natural and sustainable beekeeping practices through education and outreach and includes:
• Classes in sustainable beekeeping practices
• Locally-bred bees from a very calm Italian line
• Hive hosting on our 333-acre organic farm
• Support for beginners through the network
Check the calendar for the next Honeybee Conservancy Training Course. (Tentatively scheduled for March 1 and 2, 2014)
Become a Sister Honeybee Conservancy. Your apiary could be eligible to be listed as a Sister Honeybee Conservancy with Rodale Institute. Learn more about the requirements and sign up to receive your apiary plaque here.