The Robbing Frenzy
Honeybees by nature are a sane and productive creature. They’re the perfect definition of sustainable living. By being in complete harmony with their surroundings, others, and mother nature.
Unless… something happens to trigger a change in their pathological behavior.
In a bee hive the door is guarded by resident bees. Resident bees are naturally programmed to protect the hive. The main door should be the one and only door. Sometimes another door can develop in the back which they’re not programmed to defend. A bee from another hive can discover this back door and easily enter. Take honey and escape without a problem.
Soon word spreads and bees from all over find out about the back door and a robbing frenzy begins (greed). The bees lose their inclination for efficiency, order, cooperation, and sustainability.
This frenzy usually doesn’t end until all the honey is gone. Which causes the resident bees to die in winter due to starvation.
We’re doing the same thing as the honeybees with planet earth. We’ve found back doors and are in a robbing frenzy draining the earth’s natural finite resources.
We hope to work towards restoring balance, cooperation, and harmony with nature. That help future generations thrive. Starting with creating sustainable homesteads.
Sustainable Landscape Practices
You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward, without truly walking the walk.
Sustainable landscaping and homesteads can be accomplished easier than you think. Here are some practices we to promote:
- Start with your existing home – It often makes more sense to start with your current home than to build a new home from scratch.
- Respect and restore water – Rebuild and filter water with natural wetlands, reduce stormwater, and collect, reuse, conserve through rainwater harvesting, rain barrels, and rain gardens.
- Efficient resource use – Understand the origin and fate of materials, along with the energy required to sustain and maintain resources used.
- Local and organic – Grow our own organic food using hydroponics, aquaponics, raised beds, and other gardening techniques.
- Simple – Keeping things simple reduces costs, resources, and maintenance.
- Win-Win – Think of win-win solutions. Such as a deciduous tree on the south side of your home. Here in the midwest, this will provide shade in the summer. Then, in the fall the leaves will drop (transfer to compost pile for growing food), and allow sun to warm the home during winter.
Sustainable Living Products
Yard & Garden
Rainwater Harvesting SolutionsRAINWATER HARVESTING
Water has become a highly precious resource. There are some places where a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil. — Lloyd Axworthy
“Endangered species” is quickly becoming a term we use to describe WATER! Our waterways are being polluted by urban storm runoff. The first step to help this crisis is to become aware of the problems. Then, use easy to implement solutions such as rainwater collection / harvesting to supply future generations with clean and healthy water.
Pond SuppliesPOND SUPPLIES
Adding a pond to your landscape can bring many benefits. Not only will the magical sound of running water instantly relax you, but there can also be real environmental benefits. In the land of suburbia we’re destroying the habitats of aquatic species like frogs.
Ponds can also be used for aquatic habitats, rainwater harvesting, aquaponics, hydroponics, and more.