Canadian investigative journalist, activist and award winning documentary director, Maryam Henein joins Steven Breitbach for episode TBV013 of The Best Vibrance. Maryam is best known for her 2010 film Vanishing of the Bees a provocative film documenting the mysterious phenomenon of colony collapse disorder. Maryam shares with Steven her introduction into the world of bees and discusses their mutual passion for the hive. Maryam is also the founder of HoneyColony.com, a web portal for news and information regarding the plight of honeybees and other environmental and health related issues.
Renegade Health Researcher and Proponent of Organic Sulfur in the diet
As a proponent of Fresh Bee Pollen, TBV Host, Steven Breitbach occupies a post on the fringe of modern culture. From this vantage point he encounters those rare individuals who are planted even further out on the fringe. Enter renegade medical researcher, Patrick McGean founder of The Cellular Matrix Study and proponent of organic sulfur in the daily diet. Organic Sulfur is an essential mineral that has been removed from the food supply as a result of the enforced use of petro-chemical fertilizers in commercial agriculture. McGean joins Steven to discuss his research project which includes over 400,000 participants worldwide who report astounding results.
In Episode TBV009 the topic of discussion turns from honeybees to Beatles as Austin-based musician, Sheila Spensley shares her peak experience, this past Summer, recording at Abbey Road Studios in London. She joins Steven Breitbach on The Best Vibrance for a special Halloween edition. Sheila discusses the spiritual and paranormal phenomena she witnessed while in her artistic zone in this famous recording studio. Steven shares his experience meeting Ringo Starr and introducing him to HiveMind Bee Pollen.
Certified Permaculture Designer, Ryan Anthony joins Steven Breitbach to discuss the emergence of a global movement toward alternative food production methods known as Permaculture Farming. These farming methods intergrate ancient food production methods with renewable energy to mimic nature’s own self-sustaining ecosystems. Permaculture farming is scaleable for urban environments, thus providing habitat for urban bees. The implications for locally produced, decentralized food production, within an urban environment is discussed.
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Noah Wilson-Rich Ph.D. is a leading researcher in apiary science, specializing in urban bee keeping. Noah founded Best Bees Company, a Boston-based bee keeping service, covering a five state area, including Boston and NYC metropolitan areas. Noah manages 350 hives set in a variety of urban and sub-urban settings. Pioneering work that will inevitably shape the future of urban bee keeping in the 21st century. Noah takes time from managing hives to talk with Steven Breitbach about…you guessed it….bees.
Part II: Boston based photographer, Renee Ricciardi joins Steven Breitbach to discuss her passion for honeybees and the artistic inspiration she derived from traveling through Italy photographing ancient apiaries and the bee keepers who maintain them.