LEARNING FROM THE BEES
Today marks the start of a conference with profound importance for the future of the human race, as well as all life on this planet.
The 1st International Learning From The Bees Conference, of which La Donaira is a proud sponsor, runs from 31 August to 2 September.
This event will be the first of its kind - bringing together natural beekeepers, scientists, nature conservationists, artists and bee-lovers from all over the world. Together, we will shift our gaze from contemporary apicultural practices towards a Culture of the Bee, exploring together what that may look like, and how best to listen to the messages these pollinators are giving us about ourselves and about our relationship with the land (or with nature). In this way we hope to weave a strong international network of initiatives, which share the common objective of returning health and resilience to the honeybee worldwide.
The conference chairman Jonathan Powell supervises the bee rewilding programme on the farm, an the Darwinian beekeeping methods we are using here will form one of the primary topics of deliberation -- see our upcoming journal entry for an interview (in Spanish) with beekeeper Juanjo on the progress of the programme at the farm.