The Chupo de Ojo Melapona Honeybee at Farm of Life

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:41PM
Chupo de Ojo is yet another type of stingless honey bee introduced to Farm of Life. 2 kinds are given new homes at the farm. One kind is small, black and very tranquil. The other is more aggressive, but still stingless. Both are very small and get the nectar from small flowers that larger insects can access. Both of these nests were saved from old or fallen trees, and given new homes.

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The Chupo de Ojo Melapona Honeybee at Farm of Life

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:30PM
Chupo de Ojo is yet another type of stingless honey bee introduced to Farm of Life. 2 kinds are given new homes at the farm. One kind is small, black and very tranquil. The other is more aggressive, but still stingless. Both are very small and get the nectar from small flowers that larger insects can access. Both of these nests were saved from old or fallen trees, and given new homes.

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Melapona Stingless Bees at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:24PM
Farm of Life has several types of the Stingless Melapona Bees on the farm, and in this video we introduce another 2 types - the Aragle and the Cuelo de Whey. These are their Spanish names and we don't know the English translation. One eats the pollen and nectar of the Noni fruit. Noni is a super-medicinal superfruit, so imagine how healthy honey produced of Noni will be!! The other is a unique hive in that the bees prefer a cooler environment and keep their nests close to the ground and under trees. See the honeycomb inside the hive and the sacred geometry too!

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Melapona Stingless Bees at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:21PM
Farm of Life has several types of the Stingless Melapona Bees on the farm, and in this video we introduce another 2 types - the Aragle and the Cuelo de Whey. These are their Spanish names and we don't know the English translation. One eats the pollen and nectar of the Noni fruit. Noni is a super-medicinal superfruit, so imagine how healthy honey produced of Noni will be!! The other is a unique hive in that the bees prefer a cooler environment and keep their nests close to the ground and under trees. See the honeycomb inside the hive and the sacred geometry too!

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Harvesting the Queen Bee and Medicinal Honey

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 2:04PM
Farm of Life harvested honey bees from our primary forest and moved the nests up to the farm proper..it was a delicate process that required giving the bees amnesia so that they forgot the location of their original nest. The Melapona bees are stingless and their honey is the most medicinal! We harvested 2 types - the Mariola and Baracino - who now have honey box homes at Farm of Life. Footage of the nests themselves - with egg-shapes and spiral staircase, full of mineral rich honey, wax and bee pollen.

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Harvesting Medicinal Honey at Farm of Life, Costa Rica

by JodyCalvi January 8, 2014 | 1:45PM
Our first honey harvest at Farm of Life, Costa Rica. Mariola honey is medicinal - good for eyes and wounds. The bees do not have stingers and are super friendly. They produce only small quantities of honey, so we harvest honey only 2-3 times a year, and this was our first time. Very exciting! We harvested bee pollen too. We are not professionals and have lots to learn about bee keeping and harvesting.

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