The BeeAdaptprogram addresses the future of beekeeping by boldly breeding a healthier, disease resistant honey bee which is not dependent on chemical treatments to manage pests.
But why does it matter?
The future of beekeeping from the backyard to the large commercial operation is in flux, and it is time we returned to the basics, and started working with, not against our pollinator friends.
Beekeeping is at a critical point in history, never before has a the world's climate been in such flux, causing unpredictable damage and weather patterns. The honey bee is our is the canary in the coal mine and she is crying out for help. We know beekeeping will not solve the climate crisis, but with each of us doing our part to support local populations of all pollinators we can make this world a better place then we found it.
The THBS methodology embraces all beekeepers and their unique ways which they promote the health of their hives. We have chosen to look at mother nature for a solution, where others have sought out the help of chemical treatments. THBS is not here to dictate which is the correct way to keep bees, each beekeeper must decided on the best approach for their situation. For us, the natural selection of superior genetics, one which promotes the advancement of pest resistance, hygienic behavior, and gentleness. These bees are bred in our Teaching Apiaries which serve as a welcome place of idea exchange and community congregation. Our breeding program is still in its early stages but we hope to show significant progress in the coming years. As we progress, updates will be shared through our community newsletter, once ready we will be releasing to the public locally adjusted Nucs and Queens, hoping to spread superior genetics through the region.
Please reach out via our Contact page if you have a strong interest in our work to advance the honey bee.
The Honey Bee Society would not exist without the donations of passionate community members such as yourself. Donations support the continued research and testing in all programs, especially the BeeAdapt program.
Please consider a monthly donation to help advance the cause of the honey bee and all her pollinator friends.