Sea Wolf Trade Co.is creating a self-sustainable homestead & honey bee farm
Want to get your hands on some of the cool things you see? Receive one hand-crafted item every month, try herb/tea samplers, enjoy stickers and other little perks.
Total value per month: $10.
Interested in larger selections of our herbs? Contribute a little more and receive large subscription boxes every month with bigger quantities of herbs and collector’s items including natural finds, artwork, and jewelry.
Total value per month: $25.
About Sea Wolf Trade Co.
"Back to Basics: Fundamental Health Done Naturally"
To some people, becoming herbalists and honey-bee tenders may seem like an odd choice for a couple of punks, but Andrew and Ashley are undaunted by the task. Both grew up in rural communities; out at the Makah reservation in Neah Bay, Washington and rural towns in Montana and Idaho, respectively. Hunting, fishing, gathering herbs, and otherwise living from the land come naturally to them both. However, they are now combining their efforts and their vast array of knowledge to accomplish something neither of them could do alone.
Since the 1940s loss of nutritious food sources, the increase of pesticide use, loss of environment, viruses such as Colony Collapse Disorder, and the attacks of predator insects have all done devastating damage to valuable honeybee populations; first in the US and then throughout the world (Spivak). While one of these causes may not contribute to the significant loss of honeybee populations alone, the combination of all aspects certainly do (Spivak).
Experts have suggested that one of the best, simplest ways to promote a healthy diet for bees is to plant a wide variety of crops, plants, vegetables, flowers, herbs, etc. and to maintain cover crops so that bees do not lack food in the off-season (Spivak). Other experts have suggested that warm, steady environments without drastic temperature changes have proven to increase overwintering survival rates by up to 20% (Wilson-Rich). With this in mind we believe our sustainable design has the potential to revolutionize honeybee care and health.
WHAT WE NEED:
SPACE. Right now we are on the hunt for land. The sooner we can escape city apartment life, the better. Having room to branch out allows us to pursue our craft and return to our hunter/gatherer lifestyle. Our days will be spent caring for the bees, increasing their populations, sharing what we learn, and informing others of how they too can make a difference. From there, building a business to sustain us will be simple because we already have partners lined up and waiting until we obtain the space we need to operate.
But supporting our cause in ANY capacity helps! Small donations contribute to our daily costs of operation and help us massively in obtaining the stability we need to reach our long-term goals.
We firmly believe that we have what it takes to make a true difference in the crisis facing our honeybees and even our warming planet. In time, we want to be able to generate jobs on a local level, support other local businesses, and provide better, healthier produce alternatives to store-bought, GMO groceries. We have the skills and connections, a thorough plan, and above all we have the willingness and determination to make our goals reality.
Spivak, Marla. “Marla Spivak: Why Bees Are Disappearing” TEDTalks: Ideas Worth Spreading. September 17, 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7iATJVCso
Wilson-Rich, Noah. “Noah Wilson-Rich: Every City Needs Healthy Honey Bees.” TEDTalks: Ideas Worth Spreading. April 14, 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwGoZA8ZpHo