Apis mellifera scutellata

Tropical bees are a resilient and vital keystone performer in development of anew agriculture and apiculture.

We focus on thriving multiracial feral bees. Here is a quote from Why non-native species should ‘get your goat’

O’Brien said these industrial scale honey bee operators are “using public lands for free real estate, free pollen, and free nectar.” In 2015, Grand County became the first county in the nation to adopt ordinances providing protection to the local bee population, specifically preventing migratory commercial bee keepers from bringing their hives into the county.
— Why non-native species should ‘get your goat’ By Crystal Muzik

Biomic Sciences

Clients may purchase Restore, bottled by Biomic Sciences, and available in Sedona, Arizona.

“If we can save the bees, I think we can save humanity” Dr. Zach Bush, M.D.

Bee Pollen, Honey, Beeswax, Propolis, and Royal Jelly

Ancient Way of Health Hoshin Apitherapy collection is for our clients in Sedona Arizona, wayofbees@gmail.com
Organic bee remedies developed by Voyce Durling-Jones Sensei are available for our clients, WingTouch Remedies®
Pollen and assorted bee products are available at Interdependence Natural Foods in Sedona AZ, Interdependence Foods
Glyphosate Residue Free products include Organic Raw White, Neem and Acacia honey varietals, Heavenly Organics
Beeswax Candle collection and Virgin Honey from our beekeeping friends in Flagstaff Arizona, Pollen Arts
Portuguese Heritage Raw Honey shippable to UK and Worldwide, Wild About Honey
Stingless Bee Pollen, Propolis and Honey in Sarawak, Malaysia,RH Bee Farms
For more information about bee remedies, The Bee Corps
FR Honey Varieties
UK Demeter Honey

Botanicals, Berries and Fruits

Seasonal fruits and vegetables at Sedona Farmers Market, Interdependence Foods and Indian Gardens
Apples, bee pollens, blackberries, citrus, dates, figs, grapes, grapefruits, persimmons, roots and vegetables
Essence of the EarthPhibee Aromatics and Wisdom of the Earth essential oils and waters
Avena Botanicals is a Demeter-certified biodynamic farm in Maine, Avena Botanicals
Find a certified biodynamic® farm and products near you, Biodynamic Food
Herbs and Crafts Handmade by Adults with (dis)abilities, Camphill Kimberton
Certified Biodynamic and Organic Botanicals, Pangaea
Michigan Biodynamic Teas, Light of day organics 
Arizona edible trees, LEAF Network 

Falling fruit, Map the Urban Harvest

Biodynamic Preparations

CO Biodynamics
Buffalo Soil Activator
NM Preparations
JPI All Preparations
JPI BIodynamics

Biodynamic Calendars

Stella Natura
All Calendars   

Flowering Plants, Shrubs and Trees for Pollinators and Feral Bees in Northern AZ

Flowering Plants

Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa)
Arugula (Eruca sativa) nectar/pollen
AZ Columbine (Aquilegia desertorum)
CA Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) 
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata)
Desert Zinnia (Zinnia acerosa) 
Evening Primrose (Oenothera spp.)
Globemallow (Sphaeralcea spp.)
Golden Rod (Solidago spp.)
Golden Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha)
Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) Perennial summer bloom.
Indian Blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)
Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lupine (Lupinus spp.)
Maize (Zea mays)
Mule Ears (Wyethia amplexicaulis)
Mullein (Mullein spp.) Long yellow bloom.
Penstemons (Penstemon spp.)
Prickly Pear (Opuntia phaeacantha/Opuntia engelmanii)
Purple Aster (Aster bigelovii)
Rocky Mountain Beeplant (Cleome serrulata)
Rocky Mountain Zinnia (Zinnia grandiflora)
Sedum (Sedum spp.)
Sunflowers (Helianthus and Heliomeris spp.)
Scarlet cinquefoil (Potentilla thurberi)
Scorpionweed (Phacelia spp.)
Wild Geranium (Geranium spp.)
Yellow Bee Plant (Cleome lutea)
Thyme (Thymus spp) Late spring bloom.
Mints (Mentha spp.) 
Winter Savory (Satureja Montana)

Shrubs and Trees

Apples (Malus pumila) pollen/nectar
Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines (Prunus) 
Antelope Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)
Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa)
Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Boxelder (Acer negundo)
Buffaloberry (Shepherdia spp.)
Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)
Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
Catclaw Acacia (Acacia greggii)
Cliffrose (Purshia mexicana)
Cottonwood (Populus fremontii) 
Currants & Gooseberries (Ribes spp.)
False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)
Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)
Gambel’s Oak (Quercus gambelii)
Honey Locust (Gleditsia triancanthos) 
Manzanita (Arctostaphylos spp.)
Mesquite (Prosopis spp.)
Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus spp.)
NM Locust (Robinia neomexicana)
NM Olive (Forestiera neomexicana)
Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus)
Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) pollen/nectar
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rose (Rosa rugosa)
Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)
Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila) pollen
Three-Leaf Sumac (Rhus trilobata)
Willow (Salix spp.)
Wild Rose (Rosa spp.)

Flowering Bee Plants, Shrubs and Trees for Northern New Mexico and Northern AZ


Blue Mist Spirea (Caryopteris x clandonesis) Summer flowering.
Cotoneaster. (Cotoneaster spp.) Pinkish spring flowering. Leaves are larval food for several lepidoptera (moths and butterflies).
Fern bush (Chamaebatiaria millefolium) White midsummer flowering, fragrant foliage, drought tolerant once established.
Firethorn (Pyracantha spp.)  Thorny evergreen shrubs, with white late spring and early summer flowering.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.) Summer flowering vines and shrubs. Plant white flowering types for bees.
Lilac (Syringa spp.) Spring flowering on old wood. Leaves are larval food for lepidoptera (moths & butterflies) and leaf cutter bees nest construction.
Mock Orange (Philadelphus microphyllus) Summer to fall flowering.
Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) Yellow spring flowering.
Raspberry (Rubus spp.) White flowering.
Serviceberry (Amelanchier) White early spring flowering.
Snowberry (Symphoricarpsos albus) White to pink flowering.
Sand Cherry (Prunus besseyi) Pink to white spring flowering, enjoys water and drought tolerant once established.
Winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) White, yellow and pink early flowering for bees and berries for birds.


Basswood/American linden (Tilia Americana) Aromatic yellow flowering for bees. Grows optimally in rich loamy soil.
Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana) Spring flowering.
Catalpa (Catalpa) White late spring flowering.
Chitalpa (Chitalpa X chilopsis) Catalpa X Desert Willow
Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) Violet late summer flowering.
Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) White mid spring flowering.
Fruit Trees (numerous) Early to late spring bloom sequence: Apricot-Peach-Plum-Sweet Cherry-Pear-Crabapple-Apple
Gold Raintree (Koilreuteria paniculata) Yellow July flowering.
Locust (Robinia neomexicana) Purplish to pink flowering.
Redbud (Cercis Canadensis) Spring bloom.
Wild Plum (Prunus americana) Spring bloom.

Flowering Plants

Alliums. Perennial. Summer flowering.
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) Midsummer light blue flowering.
Basil (Ocimun baslicum) Annual aromatic herb. Lemon, Genovese, Thai, Tulsi/Holy Basil, etc.
Borage (Borago officinalis) Blue summer annual flowering.
Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) Early summer purple flowering.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) Mauve, white and blue spring to early summer flowering.
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare. Yellow late summer flowering.
Germander (Teucrium aroanium) Violet-blue summer flowering.
Hyssop (Hyssop officinalis) Blue-violet summer flowering.
Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina) Pinkish purple spring to early summer flowering.
Lavender (Lavandula) Late spring to summer flowering.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) White summer flowering. Grows optimally in moist soil with partial shade.
Marjoram (Oreganum majoricum) Summer white flowering.
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum spp.). Annual colored edible flowers.
Aster (Aster bigelovii) Purple. Lilac fall flowering. Sow seeds anytime (early fall). Water for prolific flowering.
Bachelor’s Buttons (Centaurea Cyanus) Blue, white and pink flowering annual loving full sun, water and reseeding easily.
Firewheel (Gaillardia spp.). Red and yellow summer flowering.
Blue Flax (Linum Lewisii) Blue flowering.
Buckwheat (Eriogonum spp.) Great drought tolerant plant attractive to meny pollinators
Cosmos (Cosmos spp.) Easy to grow brightly colored blossoms loved by honeybees bloom in midsummer.
Crocus (Crocus) Early spring bloom.
Globe thistle (Echinops) Blue summer flowering perennial.
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) Yellow flowers midsummer/fall.
Purple (Cone Flower Echinacea) Varied color summer flowering and drought tolerant once established.
Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata) Pink to purple/pink summer flowering.
Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon Strictus) Late spring flowering of blue and purple flowers.
Russian Sage (Perovska atriplicafolia) Summer flowering.
Sages (Salvia) Blue, purple and red summer flowering.
Scarlet Globemallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea) 
Scorpionweed (Phacelia ssp.) Purple flowering.

Flowering Bee Trees, Shrubs and Plants


Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Nectar, pollen
Gooseberry Barberry (Ribes grossularia) Nectar, pollen
Golden Currant (Ribes aureum) Nectar, pollen
Hazelnut Filbert (Corylus avellana) Pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Box Tree/Shrub (Buxus sempervirens) Nectar, pollen
Snowball (Viburnum opulus) Nectar, pollen
Sea Buckhorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) Nectar, pollen
Salt Cedar (Tamarix ramosissima) Nectar, pollen
Black Currant (Ribes nigrum) Nectar, pollen
Alder Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) Nectar, pollen
Barbarry (Berberis vulgaris) Nectar, pollen
Ivy (Hedera helix) Nectar, pollen
Rosehips Hipberry (Rose canina) Nectar, pollen
Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) Nectar, pollen
European Dewberry (Rubus caesius) Nectar, pollen
Smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) Nectar, pollen
Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) Nectar, pollen
Christs Thron (Paliurus spina christi) Nectar
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) Nectar, pollen
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Nectar
Grape Vine (Vitis vinifera) Nectar, pollen
Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius) Nectar, pollen
Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Nectar, pollen
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo) Nectar, pollen
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) Flowers, nectar, pollen
Hibiscus (Hibiscus esculentum/trionum/sp.) Nectar, pollen
Vervain (Verbena officinalis) Nectar

Perennial Plants

Angelica (Archangelica officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) Nectar, pollen
Bears Garlic (Allium ursinum) Nectar, pollen
Comfrey (Symphitum officinale) Nectar, pollen
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Nectar, pollen
Catmint (Nepeta cataria) Nectar
Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Nectar, pollen
Shepards Thyme (Thymus serphyllum) Nectar, pollen
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Nectar, pollen
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Nectar, pollen
Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) Nectar, pollen
Birdsfoot (Lotus corniculatus) Nectar, pollen
Hops (Humulus lupulus) Nectar
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Nectar, pollen
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Nectar, pollen
Mint (Mentha piperita) Nectar, pollen
Mallow (Malva silvestris) Nectar, pollen
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Nectar, pollen
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara L.) Nectar, pollen
Willow Herb (Epilobium hyrsutum) Nectar, pollen
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Meadow and Garden Sage (Salvia pratensis, Salvia off.)
Celandine (Chelidonium officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Sea Holly (Eryngium planet, campestre) Nectar, pollen
Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Golden Rod (Solidago virgaurea) Nectar, pollen
Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) Nectar, pollen
White Clover (Trifolium repens) Nectar, pollen
Red Clover (Trifolum pratense) Nectar, pollen
Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) Nectar, pollen
Dead Nettle (Lamium album) Nectar, pollen
Mistletoe (Viscum album) Nectar
Hemp Agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum) Nectar, pollen
Speedwell (Veronica officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Saint Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Pollen
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Pollen


Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) Pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Fir (Albies alba) Buds/resins, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) Nectar, pollen
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Nectar, pollen
Beech (Fagus silvatica) Nectar, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Maple (Acer campestre) Nectar, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Birch (Betula alba) Resins/balsams, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Spruce (Picea excelsa) Resins, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Walnut (Juglans regia) Pollen
Oak (Quercus robur) Pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria paniculata) Nectar, pollen
Maple (Acer platanoides) Nectar, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Pine (Pinus silvestris) Buds/resins, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Poplar (Populus nigra) Buds/resins/balsams, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Japanese Pagoda (Sophora japonica) Buds, nectar, pollen
Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia) Nectar, pollen
White Willow (Salix alba) Nectar, pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Goat Willow (Salix caprea) Nectar, pollen
Silver Linden (Tilia tomentosa) Nectar, pollen
Large Leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) Nectar, pollen
Small Leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) Nectar, pollen
Elm (Ulmus campestris) Pollen, sap for honeydew honey
Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) Nectar, pollen
Black Alder (Alnus glutinous) Pollen
Blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Nectar, pollen
Hazelnut (Corylus avellana) Pollen, sap-honeydew honey
Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) Nectar, pollen
Cherry (Prunus avium) Nectar, pollen
Wax Cherry (Prunus cerasifera) Nectar, pollen
Cornel (Cornus mas) Nectar, pollen
White Mulberry (Morus alba) Pollen
Black Mulberry (Morus nigra) Pollen
Quince (Cydonia oblonga) Pollen
Lemon (Citrus limon) Nectar, pollen
Apple (Malus domestica) Nectar, pollen
Almond (Prunus amygdalus) Nectar, pollen
Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) Nectar, pollen
Pear (Pyrus communis) Nectar, pollen
Peach (Prunus persica) Nectar, pollen
Plum (Prunus domestica) Nectar, pollen
Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus) Nectar, pollen

Annual Plants

Corn Flower (Centaurea cyanus) Nectar, pollen
Dill (Anethum graveolens) Nectar, pollen
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Nectar, pollen
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Nectar, pollen
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Nectar, pollen
Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) Nectar, pollen
Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Nectar
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Nectar, pollen
Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Nectar, pollen
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) Nectar, pollen
Ling (Calluna vulgaris) Nectar, pollen
Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Nectar, pollen
Red Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) Nectar, pollen
Mustard (Sinapis alba) Nectar, pollen
Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) Nectar, pollen
Melon (Cucumis melo) Nectar, pollen
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Nectar, pollen
Corn (Zea mays) Pollen
Radish (Raphanus sativus) Nectar, pollen
Beet (Beta vulgaris) Nectar, pollen
Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) Nectar, pollen

Flowering plants selection - Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, AZ USA

Index of Plant Families - Sonoran Desert Field Guide

List of 122 medicinal bee plants - Brazil

How to attract more bees to your garden - UK

Certified Biodynamic Seeds

Open-pollinated seeds are plant varieties having stable traits and bearing seeds true to type.
Demeter has 3 certified open-pollinated seed growers selling to market and home gardeners. 
Turtle Tree Cooperative
Sero Seed Company
Meadowlark Hearth

Organic Seeds and Seedlings

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
Native Seeds/SEARCH
Plants of the Southwest
Strictly Medicinal Seeds
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Burnt Ridge Nursery
Prairie Moon Nursery
Desert Survivors Nursery
Peaceful Heritage Nursery
Forest Agriculture Nursery
jiovi® Permaculture Nursery
Arbor Day Foundation
One Green World
Raintree Nursery

Biodynamic Gardening

On-Line Class

Biodynamic Agriculture and Horticulture Videos

The Alan Chadwick Living Library & Archive
Farming Earth and Sky, Hugh Lovel
Hugh Lovel,  Quantum Agriculture

Organic Sustainable Beekeeping

The Bee Corps Founder, Bee ecologist and our Hoshindo Sensei, Voyce Durling-Jones, Hoshindo Healing Arts Institute
The Bee Corps is an organization dedicated to assisting our honeybees through promotion of arts and cultures, BEE CORPS
Support our Beekeeper friend and entomologist Les Crowder, Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health 
Meet our Northern Arizona Beekeeper friend, educator and researcher Dr. Patrick Pynes, azcob.com
Thomas D. Seeley, Honeybee Democracy

Biodynamic Beekeeping

Meet our friend Michael who founded apisarborea.com and gaiabees.com
Rudolf Steiner Spiritual Science Nine Lectures on Bees


Water Videos
2014 Documentary about Water Memory 
Sequential BD Spraying for Weather Extremes
MSR Guardian Purifier
Water Distiller DIY

Fiber Arts

Our Market offers organic and reclaimed clothing dyed traditionally and naturally using medicinal plant materials, Sedonabees
Farmers, ranchers, designers, sewers, weavers, knitters, felters, spinners, mill owners and natural dyers, Producer Directory 
Sally Fox is a handspinner, colored cotton breeder and biodynamic farmer, Fibershed 

Body Movements

Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation
4-Minute Workout
MELT Method

Clear Communications

Psychologists cycle of questions to support working with our land:
What is the problem? 
How have I participated in the problem?
What have I done to resolve the situation?
How does it appear now? Thank you.
What is the problem now?
What new descriptions emerge from completing a cycle of questions?

Nonviolent communication and noble action:
Fact collection: Ascertaining facts are straight to determine injustices = Principle of Integrity
Morale conversation: Awakening in another without opinion and skepticism = Principle of Humility
Self refinement: Asking questions and listening with enthusiastic interest and open mind = Principle of No Mind
Noble action/deed: Acting nonviolently. Acting with loving principles and ideals = Principle of Benevolence

Alchemical transmutation:
Earth Consciousness: What is different?
Water Consciousness: What is changing?
Air Consciousness: What is reversing? 
Fire Consciousness: What is totality?
Ether Consciousness: What is reality? What is love?