All abuzz buzz buzz


That’s me with the swarm of honey bees I caught last night, (3-27-07).

Here’s a picture of this same bee hive, today March 28, 2007. All abuzz.



There’s nothing as vital and alive as a bee hive! My favorite meditation is watching bees come in and out of an active hive. Earlier this year we harvested three and one half gallons of the best wildflower honey in the world from our own hive. The honey was not the least of our 2006 harvest.


We believe that the roots of the currant honey bee crisis may well be found in the practices of agribusiness and that at least one solution is in the hands of backyard beekeepers. To that end we at Terra Nova offer our apiary services to encourage beekeeping on the small backyard scale.
We provide bee hive maintenance services in the greater Santa Cruz area and
we catch wild honey bee swarms.

Click here to learn more about the honey bee crisis.
Here’s information about THE HONEYBEE SANCTUARY. Some important work being done at Spikenard Farm.
The work of The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is also worth noting.bee1.jpg
Here’s more about organic bee keeping as well.

Please call to ask about our apiary services.


  • Chris Scott says:

    Do you know anyone who captures swarms in the Atlanta area? I have one that visit my nightly – must be millions of bees – it’s deafening. I have video of it.

  • Ben says:

    I am interested in beekeeping. we have no bees here in our area now almost at all. I can remember as a child there were always bees around. Now crops are suffering because we have no bees. Do you provide a service to help people like me get a hive set up?
    Thanks, Ben.

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