Some Facts in SC
A Deforestation State
Live Science: “A new global map of deforestation reveals 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) lost between 2000 and 2012.”
Due to the mass deforestation of precious wooded & wetlands throughout several generations of negative farming habits in the southern state of South Carolina; Natural woodlands has been cut down to make way for cheap land tax GMO farming of cotton, pine trees for the large corporate paper mills in the area. Poor nutrition from lack of natural regional vegetation/habitat, viruses through cross contamination or crops on top of stress are causing bee sustainability to be at its worst.
A Great Decline in The Number of Wild & Honey Bees
In most crops (about 70 percent) that are used today require multiple pollination engagements to develop fruits, nuts, and seeds. However, due to but poor nutrition, viruses, parasite varroa mite, and stress, we see a worldwide decline in the number of wild and honey Bees which also results in the decline of the proper production rate of vegetable and fruit. Bumble-bees are now on the endangered species list.
Disconnected From Nature
More people plug into Facebook, WeChat with their iPhone, more cars filling more parking lots, more factories and more long ques at the supermarkets. Fewer people spend time walking in the woods, gardening, or otherwise interacting with nature the less they understand that pollinators like bees have long been taking for granted. Vegetables and fruits are not as abundant as they used to be. Habitats for wild creature are being destroyed at an alarming rate in the increasingly human-dominant consumption world in which a Government creates.
Solution: Why Air BEE& B-Line Farm?
When people hear that we are keeping honey bees, they usually ask if we could provide honey. Honey is the reward that shouldn’t be given away so lightly, it’s only when the food for bees are abundant, and their production rate is good; only then can one take the honey away from bees. Sadly, people do not put forth the effort they should, so the reward is not so likely. We like to reward our people with something a bit more fruitful with Venom treatments, queen breeding, and basic understanding and relaxation.
Our Air Bee & B-Line Farm is young and in its experimental stage. It could not get into the scope of a Professional/Commercial apiary until a few years. The living conditions of bees in SC cannot change quickly, but it could raise the concern about how we could connect to nature and live together in harmony with our most important food pollinators: the wild bees and honey bees. Our solutions are the following:
- To Provide more natural food for bees to feed, by planet a verity of vegetation.
- To increase the awareness of our individual rolls up on this planet and what could we do individually and collectively to help our nature return to its true respectful beauty.
Our main focus on Air Bee & B-Line Farm is food. Food not only for the bees but for individual guest who visits the farm. We have decided to do away with the “green grass” yard and utilize the land to grow a verity of honey and pollen producing fruits, vegetables, shrubs.
Air Bee & B-Line Farm is to be a destination point. We want to make the stay not only a comfortable one but a one of interest with educational means to provide information in how to protect the future environment; Inspired by Jacque Fresco of The Venus Project. There are also activities that revolve around the outdoors. Gardening, bee watching, tightrope, freebie, fire pit, and more.
By opening an inviting space, providing an interactive and fun experience, and working with us on protecting the bees for everybody’s future, we believe it can change people’s perceptions on the health care of the honey bees and planet today, and push ones to resonate back to nature the best they can.
Stay With Us
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein
Air Bee & B- Line Farm is a place where individuals can interact with Honey Bees. Conquering their fears of stings, watching Honey Bee behavior, and understand a bit about what it takes to live with bees. Enjoy fine food, private comfortable safe environment. We are one of the few and hope for many in looking for a more mature, more primitive lifestyle while keeping our environment and ourselves healthy.
We have Honey Bees, and farm animals on the property. Guest will be able to sleep in Air Bee & B-Line Farm custom built Shipping Container Home or in a tent in the spacious greenhouse.
We are located 1.5 hours (50 miles’ drive) bus ride from 3 top SC beaches as well as Downtowns of Hilton Head, Savannah, Beaufort, and Charleston (1.5-hour drive).
To interact with Honey Bess, we mainly provide 3 education sessions
Session One: Queening (1 hour)
Session Two: Apitherapy (1 hour), nerve and muscle relaxing ONLY
Session Three: General Information about Container Home Design/Smart yard gardening and basic beekeeping
Watch Our Demo Apitheraphy 101 Video
This is not a turn & burn. A 5 year to lifetime goal!
Our goal for the SC development is not necessarily for the production of honey and other products. It’s for the procreation of bees, colonies. To help multiply a healthy strain of Italians and mason bees that have been in the families care for over 12 years. To be able to provide a healthy quality bees to the folks across America to those who are interesting in beekeeping as a hobby or as a career.
SC is a fantastic area to bee farm due to the warm zone 8 temperatures which keep the bees active for a longer duration during the fall, winter, & spring time. Providing us time to keep, maintain, and prepare for early spring/summer expansion.