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Bearing witness to the workings of magic — One hive saves another!

Beekeepers Notes: Felicity (hive on the left) Came through the winter in one deep and one super, had enough honey still in the early Spring when we did our first check.  She looked healthy with a lot of bees, but we

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Spikenard Featured on Citizens Cooperative (Local Television Station)

A beautiful job done by reporter Emily Gruver for our local television station. Check it out:

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Spikenard Featured on the Weather Channel

Check out the new Weather Channel feature in their series That’s Amazing, where Spikenard is featured at around 14:40.  Click Here to check it out!

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Update on the Bees – Full Version from 2016 End of Year Letter

The 2015/2016 winter was a difficult one for beekeepers in America with the national average loss of 44%.  While Spikenard experienced a much milder loss than the professionals, we too learned a great deal that can help to prepare us

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An expression of light in darkness

Hidden in a holy hollow, away from any beam of light, they brighten what they gather, from the Sun’s great warmth and might.

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A magical thanks-giving

We were stirring a thanks-giving preparation (#500 & B.C.) for the bees and the land this afternoon on the Bee Barn porch and the sky lit up for us like magic. Blessings to the Earth and all of her caretakers.

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A global celebration of giving!

Join us on November 29th as we continue to raise funds for the Bee Barn in solidarity with the greater community, supporting philanthropy for important causes around the globe.

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New Video — Bee Barn Campaign

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Get Ready–the Bee Barn Campaign is going public!

Guess where this view is from… The new building! (More to come!)

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Spikenard’s 2017 Workshop Schedule

Come learn with us! Beekeeping Classes: Getting Started; First Steps in Beekeeping February 18 March 4 Top Bar Beekeeping————————————————–March 25 Principles & Methods of Biodynamic Beekeeping——–April 21-22 Winter Preparation————————————————September 2 In-Depth Beekeeping: Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training (SBBT)      Session 1:

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