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Floyd Artisan Trail Tour

We were open to the public for 3 days in a row–June 10-12–for the Floyd Artisan Trail Tour, with a wonderful talk on Saturday by Gunther and Alex on the plight of the honeybee. Check out the EVENTS page to

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Annual Bee Forage on sale for $2.50, as long as supplies last!

Annual Bee Forage on sale for $2.50, as long as supplies last! Click HERE for product purchasing and information. This wonderful bee forage mix can be planted through the end of June for a beautiful fall bloom.   The mix

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Volunteer program now in full swing!

For those who are interested in working along with us at the Sanctuary, we have now included in our weekly schedule an opportunity to work in the gardens with us, and learn a little bit too! Volunteer days will be

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Breaking News: Apr 2015- Apr 2016: Beekeepers Lose 44% this last season

These latest reports, that US beekeepers lost an average of 44% of their colonies from April 2015 – April 2016 is difficult news for all of us.  The trend continues from last year, where the yearly losses were 41%, and

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New T-Shirts Are In!

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Address from Prince Charles to the Biodynamic Association of Italy

It is inspiring and very interesting to hear what Prince Charles says in his address, that we are in a “crisis of perception” in our relation to nature and farming, and he draws from the inspirations given by Rudolf Steiner

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Spikenard featured in local PBS special – Virginia Farming

Nice piece on Spikenard and the bees by journalist Amy Roscher.  Click HERE to see the video!

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The Honeybee Crisis: A Curse or a Blessing?

From Natural Awakenings, September 2013 Why is it that bees, and foremost, the honeybees, touch our heart so deeply?  It can't only be because we love honey, or because the pollinator crisis is threatening our very food supply.  Even before

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Floyd County bee farm seeking ways to preserve pollinators

From the Roanoke Times: The bees sounded angry. But after a few moments, she gave up looking for someone to sting and flew away. It had not been a good day to open the honey bee hives at Spikenard Farm

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Floyd county farm dedicated to saving the bees

From WDBJ7:  Floyd County, VA: 50 to 90 percent of given bee populations are disappearing as beekeepers lose their hives at alarming rates. One Floyd County farm is dedicated to reversing trends to save the bees. For many of you,

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