WELCOME I farm with feral-survivor bees using treatment-free methods to produce honey and bees for sale.
This site is still being developed. On the site I try to explain how our practice of handling honeybees differs from most other beekeepers. Beekeepers, such as us, consider ourselves to be outliers. I use no chemicals in our hives and still our bees thrive. I believe our bees thrive primarily because of our treatment-free practices. Most of these practices are described on this site.
This honeybee operation is located in a small town in Southern California where much of the bee pasture is in a chaparral setting. Most honeybee businesses I know have multiple employees, trucks, and forklifts. I work by myself using a small pickup. Currently (January, 2014) we are experiencing a severe drought. The bulk of the rain in California comes January through March.
The bees are selected to perform optimally in California-like environments and I offer a course to help beginning beekeepers start out on a treatment-free footing. Limited quantities of the following are usually available for sale: -Honey from treatment-free bees -Nucs containing feral origin bees on top-bars -Nucs containing feral origin bees on frames -Treatment-free bees in traditional-style equipment
You may contact me at: Gerald Bodily FERAL SURVIVOR BEES email@example.com
My breeder queens are either feral or they are decedents of my feral bees. I select primarily for dark bees that survive with medication free management. The second queen on this page is the queen that is most interesting to me at the moment. She is in a cluster of bees that are not her offspring. I am looking forward to seeing the what her offspring look like and how the hive behaves.