Paul Stamets’ Report from Underground – Save the Bees
Protecting Endangered Bees
Mycologist, Tribe member and founder of Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets, recently revealed a breakthrough discovery that has the potential to change -and heal- our ecosystem. He proposes that there is a missing link that can dramatically influence bee health, and it’s right under our feet. Yes, it’s mycelium.
In his recent Bioneers keynote speech, Paul takes you on a journey of discovery beginning in 1984, when he first noticed bees from his hives flying from sunrise to sunset for more than 40 days, to a patch of mycelium he planted in his garden. Decades later, when Louie Schwartzberg asked Paul, “Can you help the bees?”, Paul remembered this strange occurrence, which reignited his interest in protecting pollinators. His talk is a walk on the path of discovery – and may lead to a significant breakthrough in helping bees overcome the so-called Colony Collapse Disorder. Read more at Can Mushrooms Save The Honey Bee?
“30% of our food is directly pollinated by bees and 70% of our food is controlled by pollinators. We are suffering a collapse of our ecosystems, but we can do something about this.” – Paul Stamets
That is a fantastic discovery – perhaps re-discovery is more accurate. It is outstanding, hopeful and wonderful yet at the same time sort of unsurprising, if one believes that all of nature is connected. I salute you and your work and passion in proving these beliefs to be true. You are a modern day hero.
Thank you for caring about ALL of God’s creation which He specifically designed to work together!
What can we do to help Paul? I don’t keep bees but I have been a citizen scientist all of my life. As a dedicated Registered Veterinary Technician, I have loved and cared for ALL creatures my whole life.
What can I do, just in my yard, in my community, to further this work? I am an all organic gardener and always have been, but what more can I do to help the bees, the trees, the earth?
Is there a way to get involved with your organization to bring this knowledge to others?
I live in the Sierra Nevadas, Northeast of Yosemite Ntl. Park.
I am so sorry about your brother. I cried tears of pain for your loss.
Thank you for all that you do.
Love to see you come and spread the wonderful discovery in our homelands. I am a native Maori and our ancestors ate a bush mushroom from rotten Totara trees and I believe that’s why they lived well over a 100 years we still eat this delicacy but it is dissapearing because of numbskulls and profit my property is free from chemicals and unknowingly I grew a Birch tree and have left the old logs to rot naturally , I have noticed the increase of Honey bees and decline in Wasps does that mean anything , interesting anyway , I am showing your video all over NZ Awesome work on Mushrooms we still use them as medicine as well.
I am a beekeeper. What a wonderful video!!! I will keep my fallen logs for the bees and the mushrooms that may evolve.
It is good that there is a hope for saving the bees! Thanks for the article!