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 firstname.lastname@example.org