My name is Hilmar Kuhnemann

I am a graduate of a course in holistic beekeeping given at the Stuttgart Center, and have been a beekeeper for many years.

Until 2013 I worked in a conventional apiary in the Galilee with 800 hives spread over agricultural lands and uncultivated areas from central to northern Israel.

Bee mortality over the world (CCD – Colony Disorder Collapse) got me very worried and I started researching the phenomenon. I discovered there was another way, a friendlier way, to treat bees whereby the many gifts this magical kingdom contains could also be enjoyed by us humans, without doing the bees any harm. This is the bio-dynamic method of beekeeping, one which encourages mutual support. Man treats bees kindly and cares for their wellbeing just as bees help man.

Nowadays, I teach practical courses for holistic beekeeping, which I believe can help strengthen the ties between man and bees generally and foster a closer relationship between the two worlds, to our mutual benefit.

I also practice apitherapy – treatment with beehive products, notably BVT – Bee Venom Therapy.

My vision:

My main goal, consequently, is to establish bio-dynamic – holistic apiaries to provide therapy for people with special needs.

Bio-dynamic apiaries would offer a remedy for bees and healing for the world at large.

The project would employ a combined Arab-Jewish work force, helping to nurture greater understanding between the peoples.

Apiaries with a holistic approach already exist in the Western world. For example:   www.themelissagarden.com & www.spikenardfarm.org

These apiaries are proving to be far friendlier than those using the conventional approach and are not affected by the CCD phenomenon.