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Theo Talks Episode 13: Smoking The Bees

Join SOIL’s charismatic Regional Director Theo Huitema on another adventure in EcoSan. This time Theo visits with the SOIL beekeepers as they begin the harrowing task of transferring the bees from the log that they arrived in to their freshly made hive boxes. Here's a quote from the video to give you a taste of the excitement you're in for with this latest Theo Talks episode: "They are putting a machete into the treelog. This is a terrible method! This is more terrible than pulling out your teeth...with his bare hand!....this bees are coming!....oh my god oh my god...." Enjoy watching! Check out the entire Theo Talks series here!

Bees Arrive at the SOIL Farm

Last Saturday, beekeepers arrived at the SOIL farm carrying two bee-laden hollowed-out logs on their shoulders, and it didn’t take them long to transfer the bees to the two wooden boxes constructed specially to house them and support honey production. That same afternoon SOIL friends and staff members clambered to be first in line to taste the pieces of extra honey comb oozing with rich, amber honey. Jean Claude and Job Etienne from SOIL's agriculture team, sectioned off pieces to hand out to the curious crowd that had gathered around (at a safe distance from the busy humming coming from the back of our nursery). The honey they yielded was sweet, ...