Honey Bees and Energy Lines – Roger Patterson
This is one of my most popular titles. I must stress that energy lines aren’t scientifically proven and some people refuse to accept they exist. I respect that view, but I am convinced they do. I detect them using divining rods and have found them to be straight lines of energy in the ground. They vary in density and are in a random pattern.
Since being made aware of them in 2009, my observations suggest they may be influential in the behaviour of honey bees, though not bumble bees or wasps. I believe honey bees may be using them to help with navigation, select a place to cluster when swarming and to choose their own nest site.
This presentation has developed as I have made more observations and includes other topics such as animals, with a version that I have for non-beekeepers. There is a demonstration on trying to find energy lines in the venue. I have only been beaten once! Read more here http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/leylines.html
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Roger was brought up on a farm in West Sussex and started beekeeping in 1963. He has travelled widely, speaking on and demonstrating practical beekeeping, where his down to earth approach gained by observation, lateral thinking and being taught by many colonies of honey bees for over 50 years is appreciated. He is privileged to have seen different bees being kept in different conditions, which, together with removing several hundred wild/feral colonies has formed his opinion of what bees are best suited to our fickle climate.
Roger encourages beekeepers to use simple management techniques and keep good tempered, healthy and productive bees that suit their locality. He has not bought an imported queen for well over 50 years, preferring to rear his own from the best of those that have survived locally.
He is a prolific writer and owns and manages Dave Cushman’s website www.dave-cushman.net, that is accepted as one of the world’s most comprehensive beekeeping websites.
In his three webinars, Roger will attempt to cover some points the other speakers may have omitted. He will address some of the issues that face beekeeping and some the previous speakers may have raised. Apart from a few short spells, honey bees have been imported on a fairly large scale for over 100 years. Importation doesn’t seem to have solved anything, other than to weaken the stock that is already here for short term gain.