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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Weight Loss with Raw Food and Eating from Your Own Greenhouse

by JodyCalvi November 17, 2012 | 8:36AM
Farm of Life (www.farmoflifecr.com) guest Jason Tucker shares about losing 50-lbs on raw food and growing a productive greenhouse in Las Vegas. Learning from John Kohler (okraw and growyourowngreens), Jason uses rock dust, kelp, raised beds and worm castings. He grows nutritionally dense greens to juice. With 10-months of eaingt raw food, Jason has lost 50-lbs... about 2-3 pounds a month with a healthy, lifestyle change, rather than a fad diet. On top of the weight loss, he feels healthy and more energy!

Billa's Personal Transformation at Farm of Life

by JodyCalvi May 20, 2012 | 4:39PM
We interview Billa Kgari (http://ringingcedars.ning.com), who volunteered at Farm of Life for 2 months, transformed our greenhouse compost system, and transformed her own mental and emotional space while sleeping in the forest, communing with the stars and connecting with nature and the sacred space of Farm of Life. Billa will host a Spiritual Permaculture Retreat in Costa Rica in Feb 2013... imagine living entirely off of the land, building from natural resources, eating raw food reconnection with all of the elements of air, water, sun and earth. Billa will post more about this retreat on her Ning site Ringing Cedars Revolution.

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Improving the Compost and Greenhouse Soil

by JodyCalvi March 21, 2012 | 9:18PM
Volunteers Billa and Dane rescue the compost system and soil for the greenhouse. The fruit and vegetable scrap produced at this raw food retreat center is enormous, Big-Time Volume, but our compost was rancid due to poor activation. We weren't doing it right. Billa and Dane set us up with a composting system that is layered with carbon and greens and produces rich hummus. Other permaculture strategies are also discussed, such as no dig planting, and trapping humidity into the greenhouse.

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John Kohler discusses Growing Your Own Greens

by JodyCalvi February 20, 2012 | 4:51PM
We interview John Kohler of www.growingyourgreens.com, discountjuicers.com and okraw.com. John talks about his passions for helping people grow backyard gardens. John encourages anyone and everyone to eat as much fresh, high quality plant-based foods as possible. A home-based garden is the best way to do this! John visited the farm and gardens at Farm of Life, and other gardens in our valley, and is excited to bring his first Growing Your Greens Retreat to Costa Rica. Stay tuned, John is very popular and his retreat will sell out quick!

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Raw Brahs Retreat visits Farm of Life

by jodycalvi January 10, 2012 | 3:15PM
Raw Brahs visit Farm of Life during their "Expect Nothing Experience Everything" Retreat 2012 in Costa Rica. Yoga, Farm Tour (Noni, Mangosteen, Durian, Biriba, and a component of the Ayahuasca brew) and the boys take a plunge in the Cool Pools.

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