Conference Chairman, Natural Beekeeping Trust Trustee, Tree Beekeeper and conference web master. As with his bees - Jonathan is never happier high up in a tree.
"Sometimes a man must go alone into the forest and die into its heart, so he can bring back the forgotten pieces of this world" - The Bright Burning by Daverick Leggett
Abstract(s) for Parallel Sessions
Wild Bees, Bees in Trees, Rewilding
Jonathan is currently running two large scale re-wilding projects in 2,000+ acre organic farms in Spain and the UK, each with very different starting points: The first uses the local wild un-managed bees and provides new nesting opportunities where there are few, the second starts with 30 commercially managed hives to see if these bees can be re-wilded back into the forest setting. The talk will cover the highs and lows of each project and the design decisions.