History TimberBee

The idea of ​​creating a business based on the principles of permaculture - caring for the earth, take care of people, just share income – already I walked through my head for some time. The idea to dedicate myself Earth, the forest, beekeeping, managing forest areas, and construct useful products, quality and durable, less unsustainably also.

However, because he could not do alone, I am trying to create a team, among my friends, but although the reception to the idea by the people who approached was enthusiastic, for a reason, or other, just to remain outside the project.

I met Carlos Costa in the first workshop beekeeping organizei, Paredes, the association Walls in Transition, and had Harald Hafner as a teacher. Carlos already brought with him extensive experience as a beekeeper, but I had a great desire to learn more and more, and as such had been enrolled in the course.

during or workshop, we realized that we shared the same pleasure of working in nature, we shared opinions on a slew of issues, and we shared the same concern about the headless way that humanity is destroying the only planet that can sustain. We agreed that a company does not have to be, forcibly, an agent of destruction, may even create a positive impact on the environment and society. Built a solid friendship, we decided to get to work and begin to create a common dream.

Halfway through the course, Carlos was already building hives and handles, the workshop had improvised at home, and colleagues took to their apiaries. The first pieces were more rustic than you can imagine, but the truth is that worked as well as any other, and because they clung for a handles, instead of the conventional holes, They were much easier to handle, greatly reducing the stress on the back and muscles. Some of these pieces can still be seen on the Community Association apiary Walls in Transition, and will continue, for many years, because it lasts, and hard, and hard…

We decided that if we were going to build hives, then we would build truly solid hives, functional and durable, that could be used in organic beekeeping, that would improve the lives of bees and the beekeeper, and whose construction would cause the least possible impact on the environment.

At the time I've walked to negotiate the representation of portable sawmills Logosol Swedish brand to Portugal, and Carlos was enthusiastic to recognize that the use of Logosol equipment, a less negatively on the environment, achieve the necessary wood to build hives made sense.

After a trial process that involved a lot of trial and error, We perfected a line of beehives of which we are proud and, we wait, will make many bees and many happy beekeepers.

They are there, waiting for buyer!

And so was born the company TimberBee!

Miguel Leal

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