Saturday, November 17, 2007


To day 17/11/2007 7:30 AM arrived to my beeyard. As you can see It’s snowing. OH, I love this white, not only because is white that mean it’s pure and very calming.
Looking at this white I start thinking that there are bees that never see the winter but they are preparing for winter. It’s not interesting? They rush to collect nectar but they never use this nectar (honey).
A lot of reading doing this time from the internet and from the books and forum. Reading in Beemaster Forum I found a sad news: Charles Martin Simon passed away October 23.He was a nice person, answering to all my email and try to explain to me his way to seeing beekeeping. Interesting way of seeing beekeepin is “Principles of Beekeeping Backwards” , 10 Principles truly from another side of beekeeping. He send to me 2 Ormand’s books.R.I.P.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Organic beekeeping or Bio Dynamic beekeeping ?

Organic beekeeping or Bio Dynamic beekeeping ?
Few years ago I start wondering what do mean all this stuff. Well, I know the meaning of the word but I’m asking myself how can you get all this done in a world full of pesticides, fertilizers and FGMO. Looks to me strange to pretend you get organic or biological honey in this environment. Well I agree that you can keep your bees free of chemical, not treat them against Varroa I mean .Don’t take me wrong You can keep bees not treated against Varroa but for sure you can’t keep the bees out of this damaged environment. There are a lot of chemical spread in the air against mosquito there are a lot of pesticides and fertilizers used to get better crop.
Reading all the post in Organicbeekeeping I realized that we can speak about organic beekeeping and biological beekeeping. I’m wrong? No, I don’t think so. The consumers are confused about organic and bio and so the beekeepers. Looking to Romanian beekeeping forum I find out that a lot of beekeepers confused organic and bio beekeeping.As far as I know biological beekeeping is follows the rules of biological agriculture set up by R. Steiner at the beginning of the 20 century.
Please don’t take me wrong. I appreciate the beekeeping working their bees organically, using small cells foundation, and not treat their bees with chemicals. In my opinion the are only organic beekeeper and not biological beekeepers. Even harvest the honey is not biological. The biological beekeepers, as far as I know, harvest their crop next year not in the same year the bees gather the crop. I don’t want to judge the beekeepers using the term biological but all I want is to tell you my opinion. Perhaps I’m wrong. What’s your opinion? You can comment.