Why are bees important?


Eco Sapien
Bees are important, right? That seems to be the general consensus. But is it true? And should you still care even if you don’t eat honey. Phil argues that the answer is ‘yes’ and presents his top five reasons that explain just why bees are so important.

If you like this episode, or any other, why not hit that subscribe button? We need all the support we can get, to help continue produce the huge array of videos we hope to make.

How a Mushroom Could Solve the Honeybee Crisis

Honeybee populations have decreased at an alarming rate worldwide in the past decade. Watch how one team of researchers is using compounds extracted from a common mushroom to combat the parasitic mite capable of decimating honeybee colonies.

Scientific American Video

MAKE THE OLDEST BREAD IN THE WORLD – 3 INGREDIENTS – SO EASY!!!

OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY: Today we are sharing a flatbread recipe and it only has 3 ingredients. SOOO easy you will LOVE IT and it is so tasty. When you are planning your garden make sure to include a lot of yams, also known as sweet potatos, they are a great root crop and they are easy to keep over winter. They are also so healthy for you =)

Grow Your Own Victory Garden

As host of the Victory Garden on PBS from 2002-2007, I started to collect WWII Victory Garden memorabilia — posters, brochures, signs, that sort of thing. Then a few weeks ago I came across this 1942 film on the FDR Presidential Museum and Library site. It was in pretty bad shape; faded color, bad sound. So, I decided to restore it, as well as to add a modern commentary, making it both a valuable historical record of past practice, and a useful guide for those interested in growing their own food at home. It’s hard to believe now, but people like the Holders in this film grew almost half the country’s produce by the end of WII, right in their own backyards. These days, we don’t need to grow vegetables for the war effort, thank god, but you will reap ample rewards by growing at least a few fresh veggies for your own table. Nothing tastes better than produce from your own garden! ~ Michael Weishan

Eternal Springtime Mountain Refuge Costa Rica Compound Retreat






This 9.5 acre, 6 home and 2 cabin property is nestled in the Rio Chirripo valley at an elevation of 1150 meters (3773 feet). It is about 20-30 minutes from San Isidro del General where there is a weekly market with lots of organic produce to purchase. It is about 1 hour to beautiful beaches. The property borders Rio Chirripo along its entire length. This is an ideal property for 2-3 families or community who wish to live in eternal springtime temperatures on a property which has been free of chemicals for 12+ years, and Biodynamic for 8 years.




Learn More About This Amazing Opportunity