Shungite Beehives

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Derek Condit Founder of the Shungite Beehives

Beginning in the Spring of 2017, Derek began his apiary of Shungite Beehives. Using his knowledge of treatment-free beekeeping combined with the mineral Shungite, Derek has shared videos, photos, interviews & podcasts while trying to do his part to Save the Bees!

Shungite has an effect on many forms of energy, including the non-biocompatible forms such as those emitted from cell phones, cell towers, wi-fi routers, radio antenna & more. Using Shungite not only at a beehives entrance for grounding/earthing, by blending the Shungite powder into the beehives paint to form a type of faraday cage which can help the bees maintain optimal health, thus harmful frequencies have less of an effect.

Below you’ll find a collection of studies, articles, & observations from various sources including both scientists & beekeepers themselves. Honeybees not only produce natures purest and best form of nutrients available, but they also pollinate other fruit trees, vegetables, & plants that so many other inhabitants of this planet rely on to survive.

Derek will be producing short Shungite/Beekeeping videos where you’ll learn how & why Shungite can assist bees in dealing with our modern world which is full of harmful, non-biocompatible frequencies (i.e.. cellphones, wi-fi, radio frequencies). Coming Soon

How-to start your own Shungite Beehive

Any type of beehive can become a Shungite Beehive, for our description here we’ll talk about using a Langstroth beehive setup.

Recommended steps, not all are necessary in all cases, although we do suggest staying as close as possible to the description below. (example, if you’re using a used beehive, you can Shungite paint over other paints)

  1. Begin with a new beehive where no toxic paint or chemical treatments have been applied.
  2. Paint the exterior of the beehive using Shungite Paint, which you can make yourself (directions below).
  3. We recommend generously spraying the inside of all the beehive boxes with colloidal silver (15ppm or higher), then allow to completely dry, then repeat if desired for a more thorough coverage of silver particles throughout the beehive. The silver particles present inside of the beehive will inhibit harmful bacteria and fungal growth. (Chalkbrood disease/Stonebrood disease/American & European foulbrood)

How-to make your own Shungite Paint (U.S. measurements):

  • Begin with 1 gallon of low voc paint (volatile organic compounds), any color will work. (low voc paint will limit the harmful/toxic chemical fumes that can come off of other paints when beehives get hot)
  • Pour appx 1 cup of the paint into a separate container, where you’ll now add appx 1 tablespoon of fine Shungite powder to the paint and blend/mix well.
  • After the Shungite powder is mixed; ensure any clumps of powder are broken up, now add the 1 cup of Shungite paint back into the 1 gallon container.
  • Finally ensure the cup of Shungite paint gets mixed back into the gallon bucket where it will become the Shungite paint you’ll use to paint your beehive(s).

After the Shungite paint has dried, you can transfer bees into the beehive from another beehive, a package of bees, a nuc or capture wild bees to rehome into your Shungite beehive.

Next place 3 medium sized Shungite nuggets (at least 2 inches long so they’re heavy enough to not be easily moved by the bees or wind), grouped together at one of the corners of the beehives entrance. Placing the Shungite nuggets at the entrance gives the bees a place to earth or ground before leaving or returning to the hive. After placing nuggets, watch your bees as they will begin to accumulate around the Shungite nuggets, walking to them after returning.

If you have any older/used/contaminated honeycomb frames in use within the new Shungite Beehive, begin to rotate those out as the bees fill up other frames. By the end of the honey season you’ll want to have only new frames within the beehive where no chemical treatments have been used (most nucs have chemical contaminations).

Your Shungite bees are now living in a more beneficial environment while they’re in their Shungite beehive. With the use of the Shungite paint on the exterior of the hive; you’ve created a sort of faraday cage effect for the bees to live and recover in, more free from the harmful frequencies found outside. To assist with inhibiting bacteria & fungal growth inside of the beehive(s) during damp conditions, we recommend spraying the interior of your Shungite beehives with colloidal silver.

Cell phone towers, radio signals/antennas, 5G frequencies and much more have been proven to harm bees (read scientific studies below). Once you’ve created a Shungite beehive, the bees are better able to regenerate & rebuild their energy fields/auras when in the hive at night. With this space and time to recover, the bees will be better suited to survive the harsh frequency environment they’re having to exist in, and beekeepers will experience less CCD (colony collapse disorder).

Additional Shungite beekeeping information

We have no CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) losses since introducing Shungite to the beehives, and no losses due to disease.

  • We believe in treatment-free beekeeping (no chemicals used on beehives)
  • No artificial feeding (we leave the bees more than enough honey so feeding isn’t necessary)
  • Shungite Honey is kept 100% raw & unfiltered to retain the honey’s natural beneficial qualities!

What’s Shungite?  Why use it on beehives?

Everything on Earth has a specific vibration or frequency. All humans, animals, plants & insects have a certain vibration field which has to be maintained at specific levels to remain healthy. Our frequency means the way in which molecules or atoms of all matter “spin” around one another, as can be seen under a high-powered microscope.

NASA has been using frequency generators for decades to protect astronauts while they’re away from the Earth’s natural frequency source.  Astronauts physical condition deteriorated while in outer space, away from the Schumann Resonance (Earth’s frequency) and while being in the presence of the strong magnetic fields of the space shuttles. This problem was solved by introducing the “Schumann Simulator” into all space shuttles, a magnetic pulse generator broadcasting the Earth’s natural frequency.

Unfortunately today’s technologies, such as computer monitors, laptops, tv’s, radios, microwave ovens, wi-fi routers, smart meters & cell-phones all use electromagnetic waves in order to function.

These frequencies are extremely harmful to our natural vibrations as well as the bees vibrations. When the bees vibration field or frequency is disharmonious, their meridian clocks are disturbed, immunity is compromised, natural recovery and rejuvenation abilities are reduced & overall wellness can drop.  This in turn makes the bees more susceptible to diseases & pests.

This is where Shungite comes in…

Shungite is a natural mineral made of 98% carbon. It’s found in Karelia, Russia near a small settlement called Shunga.  It’s atoms form fullerenes which are made of 60 carbon atoms, resembling a soccer ball at the molecular scale. Shungite has been shown to attenuate toxins and radiation in it’s environment by reversing the electromagnetic fields to a bio-compatible rotation. Once relieved of these harmful burdens, bees can once again function at their natural peak efficiency.

In 1991, Science magazine named fullerenes “molecule of the year,” calling them “the discovery most likely to shape the course of scientific research in the years ahead.”

Shungite has been used in medical treatment since the early 18th century. Peter the Great set up Russia’s first spa in Karelia to make use of the water purifying properties of Shungite, which he had himself experienced. He also instigated its use in providing purified water for the Russian army. The antibacterial properties of Shungite have been confirmed by modern testing. (view Shungite studies)

Russian doctors & scientist are having great success treating patients before and after surgery within rooms built from Shungite, for a variety of disorders & ailments.  These Shungite rooms greatly speed the recovery and rehabilitation time patients experience.  Russian & Ukrainian research has also shown that fullerene-rich Shungite attenuates numerous forms of negative energy.  We’re using Shungite in similar ways to enhance the health & overall well being of our bees.

How Shungite influences toxins, radiation & your telomeres

Telomeres are what wrap the ends of chromosomes, it’s what keeps them stable.  The length of the telomere is related to an organism’s lifespan, as telomeres shorten, so does that organism’s lifespan. Toxic stresses have been found to be a significant cause of telomere shortening. Shungite’s help in the reducing of these toxins & radiations in the bees & their environment appears to be significant contributor to the bees increased vigor & lack of disease.

June 2, 2015 Scientific Study Extract – view study

Published: US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

“We further found that the consumption of bee products for a long period and frequent consumption of bee products per day are associated with telomere length. An increase of year in consuming bee products is associated with a mean increase in telomere length of 0.258 kbp. In addition, an increase in frequency of eating bee products per day was also associated with a mean increase of 2.66 kbp in telomere length. These results suggested that bee products might play some roles in telomere length maintenance.”

Chemical-free or Organic Beekeeping

“Chemical-free” or “organic” beekeeping refers to a method of beekeeping that emphasizes minimal or no use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, and other artificial substances within the beehives and around the bees. The primary objective is to maintain the health and well-being of the bees while also producing honey and other hive products in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. This approach is often considered more natural and in harmony with the bees’ innate behaviors and ecological balance.

Key principles and practices of chemical-free or organic beekeeping may include:

  1. Natural Hive Management: Organic beekeepers prioritize natural hive management techniques to maintain healthy and strong bee colonies. This includes practices like allowing bees to build their comb freely, using natural materials for hive construction, and giving bees more control over their colony’s growth and development.
  2. Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Instead of relying on synthetic chemical pesticides, organic beekeepers may implement Integrated Pest Management strategies. IPM involves a combination of preventive measures, biological controls (e.g., using beneficial insects), and other non-chemical means to manage pests and diseases in the beehives.
  3. Medication-Free Approach: Organic beekeeping typically avoids the routine use of antibiotics in beehives. Instead, beekeepers might focus on breeding and selecting bees with better resistance to diseases and parasites.
  4. Organic Foraging Areas: Organic beekeepers try to ensure that bees have access to clean and pesticide-free foraging areas. This may involve placing hives in organic farms, wildflower-rich areas, or regions with minimal exposure to synthetic pesticides.
  5. Natural Beekeeping Equipment: Organic beekeepers may use hive components made from natural materials, like wood, and avoid using chemically-treated equipment.
  6. Minimal Human Intervention: Organic beekeeping often emphasizes minimal interference with the bees’ natural processes. Beekeepers may intervene only when necessary, such as during honey harvesting or when addressing significant issues within the hive.

View study showing the damage chemical residues can have on a beehive and it’s honey.

Published at Distribution of chemical residues in the beehive compartments and their transfer to the honeybee brood – View original study here.

Help Save the Bees without a beehive!

You don’t need to have a honeybee hive to help save the bees in your own environment, there are a variety of other options:

  • Place a bird bath/bee bath on your property with a Shungite nugget in the water (bees will travel up to 7 miles to find a water source). If we all place a bee bath in our yards they won’t have to travel as far, so they can spend more time collecting pollen and pollenating the local foliage/plants.
  • Put a Mason/Carpenter bee house on your fence or on a tree. Mason or Carpenter bees are a stingless bee that already live in nearly all areas, not to mention they pollenate much better than the average honeybee (they visit more flowers, faster than an average bee).
  • Plant your native flowers, dandelions or clover flowers nearby as an easy abundant food source for your local bees.
Shungite bees sharing a bee/bird bath

Free Shungite nuggets/powder offer for beekeepers

We believe bees (of all types) are one of the keys to our survival on this planet we all share. We’re trying to encourage new and current beekeepers to try Shungite with their beehives, so their bees can thrive and not just survive.

Mystical Wares is offering 3 free Shungite nuggets to be placed at your beehives entrance, as well as enough Shungite powder to make 1 gallon of Shungite paint (directions are above). Only pay shipping: $5 U.S. – $15 International.

This offer is also for mason/carpenter bee helpers. You can use the Shungite nuggets to place in your bird/bee bath, then spread the Shungite powder on your local flowers which will encourage extreme growth providing more food for the bees.

We are currently unable to ship to the following countries due to USPS restrictions: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Chad, Cuba, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Syria, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Yemen.

Submit your information below (all personal information will be kept private) then you’ll be emailed a PayPal invoice for shipping fee.

Russia Today TV interviews Derek Condit

Shungite beehive swarm video

In this video you’re looking at one side of my 25′ X 25′ shop building where I cut beehive entrances into, with the actual beehives themselves being located on the interior of the building. This location is in Darrington, WA, deep in the Cascade Mountains where I needed to keep the Shungite Beehives safe from predators (bears, mountain lions, racoons, possums, people & more).

Shungite bees & Shungite grid audio/video/story

Additional research & studies demonstrating how harmful frequencies can be on bee populations

Research clearly shows that bees are sensitive to electromagnetic fields.

Cucurachi, C., et al. “A review of the ecological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF).” Environment International, vol. 51, 2013, pp. 116–40.

  • A review of 113 studies from original peer-reviewed publications. RF-EMF had a significant effect on birds, insects, other vertebrates, other organisms and plants in 70% of the studies. Development and reproduction of birds and insects are the most strongly affected endpoints.

Balmori, Alfonso. “Anthropogenic radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as an emerging threat to wildlife orientation.” Science of The Total Environment, vol. 518–519, 2015, pp. 58–60

  • The growth of wireless telecommunication technologies causes increased electrosmog. Radio frequency fields in the MHz range disrupt insect and bird orientation.
  • Radio frequency noise interferes with the primary process of magnetoreception. Existing guidelines do not adequately protect wildlife. Further research in this area is urgent.

Balmori, A. “Electrosmog and species conservation.” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 496, 2014, pp. 314-6.

  • “Conclusion: At the present time, there are reasonable grounds for believing that microwave radiation constitutes an environmental and health hazard….Concerning the exposure to electromagnetic fields, the precautionary principle is needed and should be applied to protect species from environmental non-thermal effects (Zinelis, 2010). Controls must be introduced and technology rendered safe to the environment, since this new ubiquitous and invisible pollutant could deplete the efforts devoted to species conservation.”

“Cryptochromes are very badly affected by weak oscillating electromagnetic fields that are orders of magnitude weaker than the Earth’s steady magnetic field. This can disrupt both solar and magnetic navigation, which can account for colony collapse disorder in bees.”

—Dr. Andrew Goldsworth

Cammaerts, Marie-Claire. “Is electromagnetism one of the causes of the CCD? A work plan for testing this hypothesis.” Journal of Behavior, vol. 2, no. 1, 2017, pp. 1006.

  • The decline of domestic bees all over the world is an important problem still not well understood by scientists and beekeepers, and far from being solved. Its reasons are numerous: among others, the use of pesticides and insecticides, the decrease of plant diversity, and bee’s parasites. Besides these threats, there is a potential adverse factor little considered: manmade electromagnetism.
  • The present paper suggests two simple experimental protocols for bringing to the fore the potential adverse effect of electromagnetism on bees and to act consequently. The first one is the observation of bees’ avoidance of a wireless apparatus; the second one is the assessment of colonies’ strength and of the intensity of the electromagnetism field (EMF) surrounding them. If bees avoid a wireless apparatus, if hives in bad health are located in EMF of a rather high intensity, it can be presumed that bees are affected by manmade electromagnetism. This should enable searching for palliative measures.

Goldsworthy, Andrew. “The Birds, the Bees and Electromagnetic Pollution: How electromagnetic fields can disrupt both solar and magnetic bee navigation and reduce immunity to disease all in one go.” 2009.

  • Many of our birds are disappearing mysteriously from the urban environment and our bees are now under serious threat. There is increasing evidence that at least some of this is due to electromagnetic pollution such as that from cell towers, cell phones, DECT cordless phones and Wifi. It appears capable of interfering with their navigation systems and also their circadian rhythms, which in turn reduces their resistance to disease. The most probable reason is that these animals use a group of magnetically-sensitive substances called cryptochromes for magnetic and solar navigation and also to control the activity of their immune systems.

Guerra, Patrick A., Robert J. Gegear, and Steven M. Reppert. “A magnetic compass aids monarch butterfly migration.” Nature Communications, vol. 5, no. 4164, 2014.

  • “Here we use flight simulator studies to show that migrants indeed possess an inclination magnetic compass to help direct their flight equator ward in the fall. Another vulnerability to now consider is the potential disruption of the magnetic compass in monarchs by human-induced electromagnetic noise, which can apparently disrupt geomagnetic orientation in a migratory bird.”

Kumar, Neelima R., Sonika Sangwan, and Pooja Badotra. “Exposure to cell phone radiations produces biochemical changes in worker honey bees.” Toxicol Int., 18, no. 1, 2011, pp. 70–2.

  • The present study was carried out to find the effect of cell phone radiations on various biomolecules in the adult workers of Apis mellifera L. The results of the treated adults were analyzed and compared with the control. Radiation from the cell phone influences honey bees’ behavior and physiology. There was reduced motor activity of the worker bees on the comb initially, followed by en masse migration and movement toward “talk mode” cell phone. The initial quiet period was characterized by rise in concentration of biomolecules including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, perhaps due to stimulation of body mechanism to fight the stressful condition created by the radiations. At later stages of exposure, there was a slight decline in the concentration of biomolecules probably because the body had adapted to the stimulus.

Favre, Daniel. “Mobile phone induced honeybee worker piping.” Apidologie, vol. 42, 2011, pp. 270-9.

  • Electromagnetic waves originating from mobile phones had a dramatic impact on the behavior of the bees, namely by inducing the worker piping signal. In natural conditions, worker piping either announces the swarming process of the bee colony or is a signal of a disturbed bee colony.

Warnke, Ulrich. “Birds, Bees and Mankind: Destroying Nature by ‘Electrosmog’.” Competence Initiative for the Protection of Humanity, Environment and Democracy, Brochure 1, 2009.

  • Bees pollinate approximately 1/3 of all crops  and they are disappearing by the millions. Warnke raises the concern that the dense, energetic mesh of electromagnetic fields from wireless technologies may be the cause.

Sharma, V.P. and N.K. Kumar. “Changes in honeybee behavior and biology under the influence of cellphone radiations.” Current Science, vol. 98, no 10, 2010, pp. 1376-8.

  • We have compared the performance of honeybees in cell phone radiation exposed and unexposed colonies. A significant (p < 0.05) decline in colony strength and in the egg laying rate of the queen was observed. The behavior of exposed foragers was negatively influenced by the exposure, there was neither honey nor pollen in the colony at the end of the experiment.”

“Briefing Paper on the Need for Research into the Cumulative Impacts of Communication Towers on Migratory Birds and Other Wildlife in the United States.” Division of Migratory Bird Management (DMBM), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2009.

  • Of concern to DMBM are the potential impacts of radiation on bird populations. For example, preliminary research on wild birds at cellular phone tower sites in Spain  showed strong negative correlations between levels of tower-emitted microwave radiation and bird breeding, nesting, and roosting in the vicinity of the electromagnetic fields.

Harst, Wolfgang Harst, Jochen Kuhn and Hermann Stever. “Can Electromagnetic Exposure Cause a Change in Behaviour? Studying Possible Non-thermal Influences on Honey Bees – An Approach Within the Framework of Educational Informatics.” Acta Systemica-IIAS International Journal, vol 6, no. 1, 2006, pp. 1-6.

  • A pilot study on honeybees testing the effects of non-thermal, high frequency electromagnetic radiation on beehive weight and flight return behavior.   In exposed hives, bees constructed 21% fewer cells in the hive frames after 9 days than those unexposed.

Sainudeen, Sahib.S. “Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) Clashes with Honey Bees.” International Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol. 1, no. 5, 2011.

  • Recently a sharp decline in population of honey bees has been observed in Kerala. Although the bees are susceptible to diseases and attacked by natural enemies like wasps, ants and wax moth, constant vigilance on the part of the bee keepers can over come these adverse conditions. The present plunge in population (< 0.01) was not due to these reasons. It was caused by man due to unscientific proliferation of towers and mobile phones.”
  • Six colonies of honeybees (Apis mellifera) were selected. Three colonies were selected as test colonies (T1,T2&T3) and the rest were as control (C1,C2&C3). The test colonies were provided with mobile phones in working conditions with frequency of 900 MHz for 10 minutes for a short period of ten days. After ten days the worker bees never returned hives in the test colonies. The massive amount of radiation produced by mobile phones and towers is actually frying the navigational skills of the honey bees and preventing them from returning back to their hives.
  • The study concludes, “More must also be done to compensate individuals and communities put at risk. Insurance covering diseases related to towers, such as cancer, should be provided for free to people living in 1 km radius around the tower. Independent monitoring of radiation levels and overall health of the community and nature surrounding towers is necessary to identify hazards early. Communities need to be given the opportunity to reject cell towers and national governments need to consider ways of growing their cellular networks without constantly exposing people to radiation.”

“The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment.” Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, resolution 1815, 2011.

  • The potential health effects of the very low frequency of electromagnetic fields surrounding power lines and electrical devices are the subject of ongoing research and a significant amount of public debate. While electrical and electromagnetic fields in certain frequency bands have fully beneficial effects which are applied in medicine, other non-ionising frequencies, be they sourced from extremely low frequencies, power lines or certain high frequency waves used in the fields of radar, telecommunications and mobile telephony, appear to have more or less potentially harmful, non-thermal, biological effects on plants, insects and animals, as well as the human body when exposed to levels that are below the official threshold values. One must respect the precautionary principle and revise the current threshold values; waiting for high levels of scientific and clinical proof can lead to very high health and economic costs, as was the case in the past with asbestos, leaded petrol and tobacco.
  • As regards standards or threshold values for emissions of electromagnetic fields of all types and frequencies, the Assembly strongly recommends that the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle is applied, covering both the so-called thermal effects and the athermic or biological effects of electromagnetic emissions or radiation. Moreover, the precautionary principle should be applied when scientific evaluation does not allow the risk to be determined with sufficient certainty.

Kimmel, Stefan, et al. “Electromagnetic radiation: influences on honeybees (Apis mellifera).” IIAS-InterSymp Conference, 2007.

  • 39.7% of the non-irradiated bees had returned to their hives while only 7.3% of the irradiated bees had.

Clarke, Dominic, et al. “Detection and Learning of Floral Electric Fields by Bumblebees.” Science, vol. 340, no. 6128, 2013, pp. 66-9. 5

  • “We report a formerly unappreciated sensory modality in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris), detection of floral electric fields. Because floral electric fields can change within seconds, this sensory modality may facilitate rapid and dynamic communication between flowers and their pollinators.”

Gegear, Robert J. et al. “Animal Cryptochromes Mediate Magnetoreception by an Unconventional Photochemical Mechanism.” Nature, vol. 463, no. 7282, 2010, pp. 804.

  • “A team of neurobiologists that has investigated the mysteries of monarch migration for many years now reports that photoreceptor proteins found in monarch butterflies are linked to animal navigation. Their research finds that two types of photoreceptor proteins not only allow the butterflies to see UV light (light that is less than 420nm long, and thus, is invisible to humans), but also allows them to sense the Earth’s geomagnetic field. These photoreceptor proteins are known as cryptochromes.”

Oschman, James and Nora Oschman. “Electromagnetic communication and olfaction in insects.” Frontier Perspectives, 2004.

“Report on Possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife Including Birds and Bees.”  Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, 2010.

  • This report details the on impacts of communication towers on wildlife including birds and bees submitted to MoEF. It  warns of harmful radiation and recommends special laws to protect urban flora & fauna from threats radiation emerging from mobile towers.

Sivani, S., and D. Sudarsanam. “Impacts of radio-frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) from cell phone towers and wireless devices on biosystem and ecosystem – A Review.” Biology and Medicine, vol. 4, no. 4, 2012, pp. 202–16.

  • There is an urgent need for further research  and “of the 919 research papers collected on birds, bees, plants, other animals, and humans, 593 showed impacts, 180 showed no impacts, and 196 were inconclusive studies”.
  • “One can take the precautionary principle approach and reduce RF-EMF radiation effects of cell phone towers by relocating towers away from densely populated areas, increasing height of towers or changing the direction of the antenna.”

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