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and one more addendum:

I want to thank both Paul and Geoff for all the work they do to get this information out there where lots of people can learn about it. I do feel in both cases that self-promotion or fame tactics are a vehicle for effective sharing of information; they are motivated primarily by the work, and tolerate fame as a means to worthy ends.

Paul has been a tireless supporter of our own work, and I can state from personal experience that he does not care, at all, whether he puts me or Ernie in front of the camera. Paul loves to share insights, and the ones that come with physical evidence that can be on camera are much easier to share.

Ernie and I usually share the limelight, but we don't mind either - if I want to do video with Paul, Ernie will often be in the kitchen making dinner. And then I make pie afterwards. It's a beautiful collaboration.

(I wonder if part of the bias is that women often work more with people than with objects, which makes the transformations they work in a community somewhat harder to catch on video?
Maybe someone who loves social dynamics could take on a 'before' and 'after' documentary in a dysfunctional intentional community, to document the difference a particular female mediator or mentor contributes to their planning process and productivity.)

But the fundamental point that many Americans miss is that we don't have to 'beat' the 'other side' to 'get ahead.' It's not men vs women, or feminists vs. chauvinists.
It's a question of how do we, humanity, move forward in all our diverse identities and talents, to make a world in which we can thrive alongside abundant life on Earth. That world should definitely include space for women who want to stay home, and women who like to travel - for men who are loving farmers, and men who are famous speakers. There is little to be gained by trying to 'eliminate' someone else's behavior.

Here's the problem:


We literally control most of life on earth - or at least, most of the life-forms that we identify with, that have ears and legs and so on.
We control a lot of the other kinds too, whether intentionally or by accident.
What we do matters.
Knowing how to handle that kind of responsibility is not easy.
Real cattle, elephants, etc. are not square.
(If you think about the parable of the lilies in the pond, with exponential growth of many processes, this picture may be 4 pm on the afternoon of the last day before the world has nothing left outside our control.)

So thanks to everyone who's out there building bricks for a better world, testing and finding local approaches that actually work.
And thanks to Paul and Geoff for sharing and promoting not just their personal bricks, but their sources of inspiration.

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Oh, Erica! Hear, hear! Seriously. Can you travel here? I will be messaging you. Thanks for that inspiring tidbit!
 
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Paul I have had a chance to see the videos. I have your cards.
I will video my class for the University of Wyomings Bee College and send it to you. I go over the 4.7mm to the 5.9mm honey bees, stingless bees, mason bees, use honey spray and powdered honey NOT smoke or corn feed. the 4 types of beekeeping, and the hives you can use for them. good videos.
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Damn this was/is a great podcast. SO LOVE THIS whole conversation. It really taught me a LOT about this whole philosophy. The reality of the progression of how it all happened with Bill M., Geoff Lawton and Paul's perspective. Just a super great podcast that gave me so much perspective I didn't have. Thank you SO MUCH! And so sorry for the dang haters - wish I could make them disappear. LOVE this!
 
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Moj Jordan wrote:Paul I have had a chance to see the videos. I have your cards.
I will video my class for the University of Wyomings Bee College and send it to you. I go over the 4.7mm to the 5.9mm honey bees, stingless bees, mason bees, use honey spray and powdered honey NOT smoke or corn feed. the 4 types of beekeeping, and the hives you can use for them. good videos.
Bee Whisperer



What about posting it for all of us? =)
 
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Eivind Bjoerkavaag wrote:

Moj Jordan wrote:Paul I have had a chance to see the videos. I have your cards.
I will video my class for the University of Wyomings Bee College and send it to you. I go over the 4.7mm to the 5.9mm honey bees, stingless bees, mason bees, use honey spray and powdered honey NOT smoke or corn feed. the 4 types of beekeeping, and the hives you can use for them. good videos.
Bee Whisperer



What about posting it for all of us? =)



Oh my, this would be completely awesome! We have had our first hive now for one year - from a swarm that came to our place last year. We really are uneducated - we don't try to get anything from the bees, just have a warre hive and plant lots of flowering plants for them - buckwheat, clover, borage, and tons of flowering herbs and plants - but we don't really know how to 'care' for them - other than leaving them alone and planting more flowers and flowering plants. It would be great to learn more and these videos sound like they would teach us a LOT of things we don't know. The bees are out and working the Oregon Grape bushes that are just now in full bloom (so glad they bloom so early!) so thee seem well and busy - but we'd love to learn more. We have the book from Mr. Warre but that is about it and msot of the people around here in the local bee keeping group are way too invasive for our tastes - a few organic and not doing things like killing or manipulating queens but not many! EW YUCK don't like any of that. We just want to be their helpers at this point. We're not even looking for honey - pollination of our little veggie garden and orchard is fine enough payback for us. Do hope Paul will share your work. Thank you!!
 
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http://www.kgwn.tv/news/cbs/headlines/Wyoming-Bee-College-250788351.html


We will have 131 people come to the event for the bee college.

Video to come.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:MJ, do you have a page that gives a summary of your bee philosophies?

Here is mine compressed into a single playing card:




Paul, here is a link to a pod cast I did with Permaculture Voices..Some of my BEE Philosophies.

http://www.permaculturevoices.com/podcast/bees-and-beekeeping-with-the-bee-whisperer-michael-jordan-pvp042/
 
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Moj,

Here is the four part podcast I recorded with Jacqueline Freeman on honey bees:

Podcast 284 - Reverence for Bees part 1
Podcast 285 - Reverence for Bees part 2
Podcast 286 - Reverence for Bees part 3
Podcast 287 - Reverence for Bees part 4
 
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Here are the podcasts on mason bees:

http://www.permies.com/t/19744/podcast/Podcast-Keen-Mason-Bees-Dave
http://www.permies.com/t/16085/podcast/podcast-mason-bees-part

 
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